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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama takes questions from members of the media in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Buried in the 1,915-page defense policy bill are major changes that could affect more than 1 million members of the military and their families. Obama has threatened to veto the legislation as part of a larger budget debate on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

A story of U.S. economic failure

The measly number of jobs that the Obama economy created last month is raising new fears of a steeper employment decline this year and next. Published October 6, 2015

Illustration on the need for Republicans to focus on economic solutions in the campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Emphasizing core Republican themes

Is there anyone else out there who's just as frustrated as I am that the presidential candidates are not debating the issues Americans worry about most? Published September 22, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Dallas on Sept. 14, 2015. (Associated Press)

The rise of the anti-establishment candidates

The 2015-16 presidential campaign has turned into a bitter battle between two mighty forces fighting over what qualifications are needed to get control of a hopelessly dysfunctional government. Published September 15, 2015

Illustration on the recent stock market plunge by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

The roots of 'Black Monday'

The global sell-off on "Black Monday" not only shook Wall Street to its core, but also American confidence -- and all that implies in the 2016 presidential election cycle. Published August 25, 2015

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Zeroing in on the winning issues

A pivotal campaign issue seems to be all but missing from the 2015-16 presidential primary race -- in both parties. Published August 20, 2015

Illustration on the continuing national pall cast by the Obama economy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Gauging America's sluggish economy

America's sluggish economy still looms over the land like a stationary dark cloud that shows no sign of moving away under the Obama administration. Published July 30, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a rare freedom of being able to stay in the race longer than most with a self-funded campaign. (Associated Press)

Trump's reckless rhetoric

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has a serious problem with American war heroes. He says he doesn't like them if they're captured. Published July 21, 2015

Illustration on Congress' skepticism and opposition to the Iran nuclear arms deal by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Political fallout from the Iran nuclear deal

President Obama's dubious nuclear deal with Iran begins an all-out political war in Congress that will have a huge, perhaps decisive, impact in the 2016 presidential election. Published July 16, 2015

Illustration on the deteriorating Hillary campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary tells a story

New questions emerged about Hillary Clinton's honesty this week over her bogus claim that she had never been served with a subpoena and had followed the government's rules on her emails. Published July 9, 2015

Sen. Bernard Sanders, a Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats, is focusing on wealth disparity.

Bernie's surge

If you Google Bernie Sanders, some surprising poll numbers will appear, showing the rumpled, self-described socialist gaining fast on Hillary Clinton in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Published June 30, 2015

Illustration on Hillary's apparently socialist positioning in her campaign by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Stumping on platitudes

Struggling to come up with a strategy to put her in the Oval Office, Hillary Clinton has declared war on billionaires, big business, hedge-fund managers, Wall Street and anyone else who has become successful in the American economy. Published June 16, 2015

Howling for a Good Job Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Jobs boom bust

All of the euphoric stories you've read lately about the surging job market should include one of these cautionary notes: "This report omits all negative data," or "read down to the very bottom where we've buried the bad stuff." Published June 11, 2015

News Media Begins to Turn on Hillary Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Unhappy with Hillary

The only thing more fun to watch than Hillary Clinton's falling poll numbers is to see her fans in the news media turning against her as 2015-16 election cycle gets underway. Published June 9, 2015

Illustration on the ending of the Obama administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Winding down in Washington

Barack Obama's mistake-filled, trouble-plagued presidency is slipping into history as Americans begin their search for a successor who can clean up the mess he created. Published June 4, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, march in a Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 25, 2015 in Chappaqua, N.Y. Close to a thousand onlookers crowded the parade route in Chappaqua, the Clinton's hometown. (Joe Larese/ The Journal News via AP) NYC OUT, NO SALES, ONLINE OUT, TV OUT, NEWSDAY INTERNET OUT; MAGS OUT

Riding shotgun with a faltering economy

The fate of Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency will be determined by one overriding factor in the 2015-16 election cycle: the underperforming American economy. Published May 26, 2015

Former President Ronald Reagan. (Associated Press)

Rebuilding rather than ranting

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, is running for president on what he says are the biggest threats to our country's future: billionaires and corporate America. Published May 7, 2015

Illustration on Hillary's failing support by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary's sinking popularity

There's an old, common-sense saying about never putting your eggs in one basket. Published April 28, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., right,  head into the Senate Chamber on Cap[itol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2015, for the confirmation vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Getting back to business

Anyone looking for signs that Barack Obama's presidency is running out of gas got a glimmer of hope this week from his daily schedule. Published April 23, 2015

Illustration on Hillary and money questions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary's hurdles

Nearly four months into the two-year presidential election cycle, Hillary Clinton is running into deep trouble on several major political fronts. Published April 21, 2015