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    EHRLICH: Avoiding return to days of Ma Bell on Internet regulations

    A D.C. federal court struck down the Federal Communications Commission's "net neutrality" regulations earlier this year, but did nothing to resolve an ongoing debate over whether or how the government should regulate the Internet.

  • National Archives to release more Clinton records

    The National Archives plans to make public another 4,000 pages of documents from the Clinton White House on Friday, including previously unreleased records related to Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign and the 2000 recount in Florida.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Wahington Times

    FITTON: Clinton White House ignored 9/11 warnings

    New documents obtained by Judicial Watch read like a spy novel, replete with exotic locales and evil bad guys. But the good guys seem largely oblivious.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 6, 2013, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee as lawmakers examine the budget for the Justice Department. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    EDITORIAL: The felonious fibbers

    Thousands of Americans are languishing in federal prisons for lying to federal officials. Federal officials themselves often get a pass when they tell a whopper to Congress. It's a double standard that must end.

  • President Obama announces in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, March 4, 2013, that he will nominate (from left) Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz for secretary of energy, Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Wal-mart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the White House Office of Management and Budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama taps budget chief, two for climate-change roles

    President Obama on Monday announced nominees for three administration posts likely to be in the thick of the environmental and budget wars of his second term.

  • ** FILE ** Then-Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, speaks on foreign policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington in 2008. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

    Little enthusiasm on Capitol Hill for Hagel nomination

    After making it past one "fiscal cliff" with more to come, it's an odd time for President Obama to be picking a fight with Congress over his choice to run the Pentagon.

  • ** FILE ** This April 17, 2012, file photo shows Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson during an interview with The Associated Press at EPA Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

    Congress demands EPA's secret email accounts

    A House committee has launched an investigation into whether EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used an email alias to try to hide correspondence from open-government requests and her agency's own internal watchdog — something that Republican lawmakers said could run afoul of the law.

  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden and his wife, Jill, arrive in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday for the Democratic National Convention. His enthusiasm and joviality are seen as assets. (Associated Press)

    Opposite Biden attracts Obama loyalty

    When explaining why President Obama has stuck by Joseph R. Biden for 3½ years of gaffes, overly exuberant flourishes and fumbles, political observers like to say the vice president is everything Mr. Obama is not: a garrulous, unscripted, yet seasoned political operator who loves to glad-hand and connect one on one.

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    Is Obama bluffing about Iran?

    President Obama's claim that he would use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon isn't backed up by his track record of avoiding such unilateral action in international crises, national security analysts say.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    ELLIG: Washington budget deals: Kitten or cobra?

    The year's myriad high-stakes budget battles - and most of the commentary about them - have focused almost wholly on the game of "Deal or No Deal." The ostensible winner was whichever party got the most of what it wanted while giving up the least.

  • **FILE** Condoleezza Rice (Associated Press)

    Solyndra hired Rice consulting firm

    Fast running out of money just two years after winning a half-billion dollars in federal loan guarantees, solar panel maker Solyndra LLC this spring looked overseas to India in hopes of finding new business to turn the company around.

  • Illustration by Donna Grethen

    SAUERBREY: Uncle Sam shakes down banks to pay for fiasco he triggered

    When the government is directly responsible for irresponsible behavior, should it then sue over the consequences?

  • PAUKEN: An agenda for the next president

    What bothers most Americans as they check out next year's crop of presidential candidates is their country's involvement in a series of endless wars to promote the Wilsonian ideal of "making the world safe for democracy."

  • ** FILE ** President Clinton looks on as outgoing Secretary of State Warren Christopher speaks at the White House in this Nov. 7, 1996, file photo. Christopher died from complications of kidney and bladder cancer at his home in Los Angeles on Friday March 18, 2011. He was 85. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin, File)

    Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher dies

    When he took over as secretary of state in the Clinton administration at age 68, Warren M. Christopher said he didn't expect to travel much. He went on to set a four-year mark for miles traveled by America's top diplomat.

  • Economic adviser pick could indicate new tack for Obama

    Among the first announcements President Obama will make upon returning from his Hawaiian vacation is his choice for top economic adviser, a decision that could signal a new direction for the administration as it struggles to jump-start the economy and wrestle down unemployment.

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