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The Obama administration's proposed crackdown on tea party and other nonprofit groups that want to play roles in politics is quietly crumbling as opposition builds across the political spectrum to new IRS rules.

    EDITORIAL: A president without supervision

    The Obama administration cries out for adult supervision. Instead of enforcing the laws, President Obama skips the tedious and inconvenient legislative responsibility and makes national policy with executive orders, public statements and press releases. The Republicans, especially in the House, must apply the discipline assigned by the Constitution.


  • ** FILE ** Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a speech on climate change on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Jakarta. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, Pool)

    Lawmakers want Kerry to take a stand on Georgia's NATO membership

    While political unrest in Ukraine dominates headlines, lawmakers in Washington are quietly pressuring the Obama administration to take a more aggressive stand toward allowing NATO membership for Georgia — another former Soviet republic and source of contention between the U.S. and Russia.


  • Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a speech on climate change on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Jakarta. Kerry called for a "global solution" for climate change in the first of several speeches he will deliver this year on the topic. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, Pool)

    EDITORIAL: Mr. Kerry's costly fantasies on global warming

    When John F. Kerry complains of too much warming, it's usually to tell his driver to turn down the heat in the heated leather seats in the back seat of his limousine. Over his weekend in Asia, Mr. Kerry said the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Kelud was a consequence of the planet's looming fever.


  • Secretary of State John F. Kerry holds a press conference Thursday in Seoul with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. Mr. Kerry is on a mission aimed largely at easing tensions between China and its smaller neighbors over territorial disputes and exploring ways to restart long-stalled multiparty talks on ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons. (Associated Press)

    Two Koreas set to hold highest level talks in 7 years as U.S. warns North about nuclear weapons

    With North and South Korea slated to hold another round of direct talks Friday, Secretary of State John F. Kerry praised the two sides for entering into their highest-level engagement in seven years but warned that Washington won't join the talks until Pyongyang takes "meaningful action" toward denuclearization.


  • Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, after a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    PIPES: Obama's hollow promises abroad

    As U.S. credibility and stature diminish in world affairs, the American president and his secretaries of state and defense engage in eloquent denial.


  • ** CORRECTS DATE to FEB. 6 ** Secretary of State John Kerry, right, poses for a photograph holding the team USA hockey jersey with Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, in the locker room before their game with the Winnipeg Jets, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Washington. Kerry was greeting players that have been selected for their country's Olympic hockey team. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

    Kerry urges Americans to attend Sochi Games

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry says Americans should not allow concerns about security and terrorism scare them out of traveling to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where the opening ceremony kicks off today.


  • "I really don't miss the spotlight," former President George W. Bush said of his post-White House years during an interview Tuesday with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show." (NBC via associated Press)

    Jay Leno: Goodbye 'Tonight Show,' hello politics?

    Some say comedic kingpin Jay Leno should enter politics. Ronald Reagan did it — along with other stars such as Sonny Bono, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger.


  • FILE - In this Tuesday Sept. 16, 2008 file photo, then murder suspect Amanda Knox is escorted by Italian penitentiary police officers from Perugia's court after a hearing, central Italy. Few international criminal cases have cleaved along national biases as that of American student Amanda Knox, awaiting half world away her third Italian court verdict in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. Whatever is decided this week, the protracted legal battle that has grabbed global headlines and polarized trial-watchers in three nations probably won't end in Florence. With the first two trials producing flip-flop guilty-then-innocent verdicts against Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, the case has produced harshly clashing versions of events. A Florence appeals panel designated by Italy's supreme court to address errors in the appeals acquittal is set to deliberate Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, with a verdict expected later in the day .(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

    Italian court convicts Amanda Knox of murder for second time

    An Italian court conducting a second retrial has again found Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaelle Sollecito guilty of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.


  • Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem leads his delegation during a plenary session in Montreux, Switzerland, Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says there is no way that Syrian President Bashar Assad can be part of a transitional government that's being discussed at an international conference aimed at ending the country's brutal conflict. (AP Photo/Gary Cameron, Pool)

    Syria peace talks open with bitter clash on fate of Bashar Assad

    The clash between Washington and its adversaries over whether an end to Syria's war can be achieved without the resignation of President Bashar Assad was on full display Wednesday as a long-delayed international peace conference got underway in Switzerland.


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