| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:52 PM
WASHINGTON — In 2011, with the government dangling on the edge of default, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) engaged in near daily negotiations. There were regular phone calls, talks and red wine at the White House. There...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:02 PM
As the old saying goes, even a blind pig finds an ear of corn sometimes. And so it is with Republicans and Obamacare: They’re right; it’s a mess and deserves to be euthanized, perhaps by its own special “death panel.”
| Oct 28, 2013
A budget panel composed of Democratic, Republican and independent members of the Senate and House is working on ways to avoid another government shutdown like the nightmare we all were just forced to endure.
As a member of that committee, I realize that...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:10 PM
WASHINGTON — A divided appeals court panel has sided with Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate under the new federal healthcare law.
The business owners are two brothers, Francis and Philip M. Gilardi, who own Freshway...
| Nov 3, 2013
Re "How to negotiate with Iran," Opinion, Oct. 29
Dennis Ross and his colleagues lay out a sophisticated and nuanced strategy for dealing with Iran at this critical junction, something the Obama administration seems not to have accomplished.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats used both diplomacy and trash talk to urge House Speaker John A. Boehner to abandon his tea party flank Wednesday and pass a no-strings-attached bill to reopen the federal government, as attention turned to the broader fight...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Later this week, Jerry Brown will become the longest-serving governor in California history – surpassing the record previously set by Republican Earl Warren, who left in the middle of his third term to serve as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:50 PM
In the world of the focus-grouped, the poll-tested, the vetted, the blow-dried, the calculated, the coiffed and the cautious, Tom Tancredo strides like a man wielding a scythe in a shop filled with delicate crystal.
The former Colorado Republican...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:18 PM
After months of being relegated to the back of the legislative line, immigration reform is back in the spotlight. On Thursday, President Obama gave a speech urging the Republican-led House to move quickly to fix the nation’s dysfunctional...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:49 PM
It is the center of the political universe in presidential contests. And now the war over the nation’s new healthcare program has come to Ohio as well, with potential repercussions for the short- and long-term future of the state’s governor,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:41 PM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's Early Bird, an influential daily digest of news and opinion articles about the military that began early in the Cold War, died Friday, another victim of digital news and the government's desire to control the flow of...