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  • Rand Paul can be nutty, but he's right about Obama's power grab

    Rand Paul can be nutty, but he's right about Obama's power grab
    It came as no surprise to anyone who had been paying attention that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the presidential straw poll at last weekend’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C. The CPAC crowd is dominated by...
  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward Tuesday as key senators announced bipartisan agreement on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal, which will be...
  • Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting

    Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting
    DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House. For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
  • Harry Reid earns an assist on Iran

     Harry Reid earns an assist on Iran
    The most important person in the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations right now may be Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader from Searchlight, Nev. Two weeks ago, President Obama's nuclear diplomacy was in trouble, but not because of anything Iran was...
  • Hollywood, propaganda and liberal politics

    Hollywood, propaganda and liberal politics
    The legendary media tycoon William Randolph Hearst believed America needed a strongman and that Franklin D. Roosevelt would fit the bill. He ordered his newspapers to support FDR and the New Deal. At his direction, Hearst's political allies rallied around...
  • What Obama's Promise Zones could mean to L.A.

    What Obama's Promise Zones could mean to L.A.
    President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday is certain to focus on issues of inequality and poverty. And what he has to say will have particular resonance in Los Angeles. Building on efforts four years in the making, the president...
  • House Republicans consider their own immigration plan

    House Republicans consider their own immigration plan
    WASHINGTON — In a potential breakthrough for long-stalled immigration legislation, House Republicans will consider a proposal this week that would allow millions of immigrants in the country illegally to gain legal status and, in some cases, to...
  • Navy cyber warfare chief is Obama's pick to lead NSA

    Navy cyber warfare chief is Obama's pick to lead NSA
    WASHINGTON — Navy cryptologist Michael S. Rogers is President Obama's top choice to take over the embattled National Security Agency — which conducts electronic surveillance operations worldwide — and the Pentagon's cyber warfare...
  • State of the Union goals often fall short

    State of the Union goals often fall short
    WASHINGTON — A year ago, when President Obama delivered his State of the Union speech before Congress and imagined providing preschool for all 4-year-olds, he followed his expansive vision with a bit of candor. "That's something we should be able to...
  • Trey Radel plans to resign House seat today after cocaine bust

    Trey Radel plans to resign House seat today after cocaine bust
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Radel plans to resign, two months after the Florida Republican pleaded guilty to drug possession, prompting a congressional investigation and primary challenges in his district. Radel, 37, planned to inform House Speaker...
  • Time to retire the State of the Union shout-out

    Time to retire the State of the Union shout-out
    When he delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama will be abiding by Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which says: "He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and...