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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Schumer plots comeback, says Obamacare a mistake in 2010

- The Washington Times 53 minutes ago

The Democratic Party can rebound from devastating loses in the midterm elections and triumph in 2016 by embracing its affinity for big government and offering big-government solutions to middle-class economic concerns, the Senate Democrats’ top political strategist said Tuesday.

Ben Carson said race relations were better before President Obama was elected. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Ben Carson: Race relations ‘worse’ under Obama

- The Washington Times

Former neurosurgeon and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said in a recent interview on Breitbart TV that he thinks race relations in the U.S. were better before President Obama, the nation’s first biracial president, was elected to office.

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The agency has been under fire for what critics say are politically motivated attacks against conservative organizations. (Associated Press)

IRS inspector general to release documents on privacy probe

- The Washington Times

The IRS inspector general has amassed 2,500 documents detailing its own investigations into whether the tax agency gave the White House private taxpayer information, and the Obama administration agreed this week to release the documents in what an advocacy group called a major win for transparency.

Recent polls show that a majority of Democrats are ready for a Hillary Rodham Clinton 2016 presidential bid, but is Mrs. Clinton ready for the White House? (Associated Press)

Is Hillary actually ready for ‘Hillary’?

- The Washington Times

It is a lot of work to be a larger-than-life public figure, particularly one who has become a symbol for an entire political party. Such is the case, perhaps, with Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been first lady, U.S. senator, Secretary of State and now global-minded motivational speaker with an infatuated grass-roots following and some tall orders to live up to.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul speaks to the Chase Federalist Society at Northern Kentucky University, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Highland Heights, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Rand Paul calls for leader outside of politics ‘to preach a gospel of hope and prosperity’

- The Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, wrote Tuesday that tensions in communities such as Ferguson, Missouri, are emblematic of larger problems with the country’s criminal justice system and the so-called “War on Drugs,” pledging to continue the fight for reforms while calling for a leader outside of politics to preach “a gospel of hope and prosperity.”

A police car is set on fire after a group of protesters vandalize the vehicle following the announcement of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes-violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ferguson riots are Obama’s legacy

Now I realize that some in the media have taken grave exception to people referring to the riots in Ferguson as the “Ferguson riots.” And I must say that I agree with them. They really are not the “Ferguson riots.” They are the “Obama riots.”

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A 40-pound tom turkey looks out at Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The farm raises approximately 20,000 Broad Breasted White Holland turkeys per year. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

PETA to White House: You protect the rights of women - why not turkeys?

- The Washington Times

The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals tried their best, but the White House turkey pardoning will go on as scheduled in Wednesday in the Rose Garden before a bank of cameras, journalists, amused officials and cautious turkey handlers. The activist group previously reached out to First Daughters Malia and Sasha, pleading with them to become vegans and intercede on behalf of the pair of turkeys, who hail from Ohio. The group considers the ceremony offensive, and a promotion for poultry breeders.

President Barack Obama turns around as he is interrupted by a woman on stage during his remarks at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Obama visited his hometown to promote his executive action on immigration. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

- Associated Press

Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."

Jonathan Gruber poses in his home in Lexington, Mass., in this Feb. 8, 2011, file photo. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare 'architect,' agrees to testify before Congress

- The Washington Times

Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economics professor and key Obamacare adviser, has agreed to testify before the House oversight committee next month after critics unearthed a string of YouTube videos that depict him saying the "stupidity" of the American voter and legislative sleight of hand helped the contentious law make it through Congress.

ACLU asks Chafee to change immigration policy

- Associated Press

The American Civil Liberties Union said it's asking Gov. Lincoln Chafee to change state immigration policy in light of President Barack Obama's action to defer deportation for millions of people in the country illegally.

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., emerges from Democratic caucus before the Keystone XL pipeline vote at the Capitol in Washington. In a speech at the National Press Club today in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat said that Democrats performed poorly in this month's midterm elections in part because they let Republicans portray government as a drag on society rather than a potential force for good. Schumer said Democrats' were too intent on passing the Affordable Care Act when they did and should have been more focused instead on jobs and the economy for the middle class. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File)

Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

- Associated Press

The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.

Colorado Editorial Roundup

- Associated Press

A sampling of recent editorials from Colorado newspapers: