| Sep 29, 2013
Re "Republicans searching for Plan B," Sept. 26
Listening to the procession of Republicans in the last two years is like playing whack-a-mole: As fast as the American public knocks one down, another one pops up. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:14 PM
WASHINGTON – Operating with almost no public notice, the FBI has spent more than $3 million to operate a fleet of small drone aircraft in domestic investigations, according to a report released Thursday by a federal watchdog agency.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:05 PM
That's one way to make a presidential endorsement: George H.W. Bush was a witness to a same-sex marriage in Maine over the weekend.
A photo posted on Facebook by one of the brides, Helen Thorgalsen, showed the 41st president -- in his wheelchair and a...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Does Hillary Clinton -- or any Democratic candidate -- really face an uphill battle in the presidential election of 2016?
In my Wednesday column, I noted that in the six most recent presidential elections with no incumbent in the race, if one party...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:50 AM
The question may seem premature, since the threat of a debt-ceiling breach and a government default still darkens America's skies, like a thunderhead.
Yet Tuesday's utter collapse of the House Republican caucus surely demonstrates the severe...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:10 AM
JERUSALEM — With U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry set to arrive for talks in Israel and the West Bank, tension between Israelis and Palestinians is peaking, with both sides seemingly entrenched in their positions and bracing for possible U.S....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Tall and courtly, Tom Foley served 30 years in a U.S. House where partisan confrontation was less rancorous than today and where Democrats dominated for decades. He crowned his long political career by becoming speaker, only to be toppled when Republicans...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:54 PM
The assignment seemed perfect for me.
I was a Mexican American college student in Washington and was asked to get cosponsors for a bill that would create a month-long observance honoring the achievements of Latinos — National Hispanic Heritage...
| Sep 18, 2013
In the wake of his dizzying reverses over chemical weapons in Syria, President Obama has been blasted as inconsistent, impulsive and amateurish in his conduct of foreign policy. But when you look at his actions rather than his words, there's more...
| Sep 15, 2013
President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't have been.
Americans have almost always been reluctant to go to war. In 1939, polls showed...
| Sep 11, 2013
Secretary of State John F. Kerry was probably right when he said "it can't be done," referring to getting Syria, in a week's time, to surrender control of its chemical weapons. But timelines aside, compelling a Middle Eastern state through threat of...