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  • **FILE** Supporters of health care reform rally March 28, 2012, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Delay puts Obamacare backers on the defensive

    The Obama administration and its allies were on the defensive Wednesday about its low-key announcement that the government will delay a key employer-mandate portion of the new health care law for a year, a move that Republicans quickly cited as more proof of the program's looming failure.


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    DEAN: The truth about big government

    There is an old proverb that goes something like this: From the mouths of babes and drunks comes the truth. It is pretty dated. If you were to create that proverb today, you might have to include politicians and their advisers.


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    Axelrod: I don't even know anyone at the IRS

    President Obama has pleaded ignorance and said he knew nothing about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups during the 2012 election season until news reports surfaced last Friday.


  • Police in tactical gear surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. The bombs that blew up seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon left the streets spattered with blood and glass, and gaping questions of who chose to attack and why. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Police in tactical gear surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19,

    DEAN: Liberals first, Americans second

    There have been two terrorist attacks on the United States in less than a year. The fact that they happened is frightening to many Americans, but that is not all that is frightening.


  • Liberals first, Americans second

    There have been two terrorist attacks on the United States in less than a year. The fact that they happened is frightening to many Americans, but that is not all that is frightening. In many ways, the reaction of government officials to the attacks was also troubling. It was the same for both attacks. Initially, there were those in government who looked for the cause of the attack at home, and it found something about America — something actually important — to blame for each attack. Perhaps they were just in denial, or perhaps they actually meant it — it's hard to tell. They were wrong.


  • Homeland Security police officers keep watch along Pennsylvania Avenue a day after the Boston Marathon bombings. Ayo Handy-Kendi (left) and others wear chains to show their opposition to the District not having a voting representative in Congress.

    TYRRELL: Fanaticism and violence on the left

    When asked on left-leaning MSNBC why President Obama refrained from describing the Boston bombings as a "terrorist attack," David Axelrod, Mr. Obama's longtime political adviser, readily saw a political opportunity. The blood had not been washed away from the streets. We had yet to count the casualties.


  • **FILE** David Axelrod (Associated Press)

    Axelrod: Obama may have avoided 'terror' label because it was tax day

    Former Obama adviser and MSNBC contributor David Axelrod proposed Tuesday morning that perhaps the president was hesitant to call the Boston Marathon bombings a "terror attack" because of who may have been behind it.


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    David Axelrod: Former Obama adviser to pen memoir

    One of President Obama's top advisers and strategists during his first term has a book deal.


  • ** FILE ** Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. (Associated Press)

    MSNBC's Axelrod, Gibbs deny they have pro-Obama bias

    The allegations are already flying after MSNBC and NBC News hired President Obama's former White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, and the president's top campaign adviser, David Axelrod.


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