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House Speaker John A. Boehner announced Tuesday he has hired a longtime advocate of immigration legalization to be his policy adviser, encouraging immigration activists but angering those who want to see a crackdown and who say Mr. Boehner's move signals he still wants an "amnesty" bill to pass.
Lovers of Ronald Reagan: Avert your eyes. A leading Republican strategist said the beloved leader is dead and that the GOP of the future needs to move on and quit looking to the past.
Promotion of democracy is widely known to have become one of the main instruments of U.S. foreign policy. On closer examination of this policy, certain fairly awkward questions arise, such as, does this policy serve America well? Is it really good for the countries on the receiving end?
Many people take pride in defying the conventions of society. Those conventions of society are also known as civilization. Defying them wholesale means going back to barbarism. Barbarians with electronic devices are still barbarians.
Senate Democrats triggered the "nuclear option" Thursday, using a shortcut to undercut the chamber's filibuster rules and giving President Obama a clear path to stack the federal judiciary with ideological allies.
Jeh Johnson, President Obama's nominee to head the massive Homeland Security Department, won Senate committee approval on Wednesday, clearing a key hurdle as he seeks to take the reins of a complex bureaucracy still suffering growing pains 10 years after it was created.
The Senate voted Monday night to ease restrictions on transferring suspected terrorist detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay to the U.S., overcoming GOP objections and giving President Obama at least a temporary victory on the annual defense policy bill.
President Obama's relentless bridge-burning strategy to get his way on the budget and health care legislation turns out to have an unexpected advantage for Republicans still smarting from the sting of defeat at the hand of the president. They might not be interested in surrendering to another licking on another big-ticket legislative item.
Senators said Wednesday they are impressed with Jeh C. Johnson, whom President Obama has nominated to head the Homeland Security Department, but said his nomination will suffer delays and opposition unless he is more forthcoming in answering key questions.
Once, the nation was all about "hope and change." Now, the White House simply hopes for some change upon confronting these numbers of woe: 54 percent of American voters disapprove of the job President Obama is doing, 39 percent approve.
France has made a scheduled congressional hearing on Iran this week more interesting than promised.Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius early Sunday scuttled a deal pushed by the U.S. and other Western nations to get Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment in exchange for easing some crippling economic sanctions.
Only morality-free behavior would be allowed
A small but growing movement of budget-conscious consumers are saying goodbye to their monthly cable subscription Internet subscription services like Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.
Since when is fighting higher taxes and socialized medicine — or defending traditional values and fair elections "dangerous?"
A bloody resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the United States for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the country.
"The thing that is a little bit kind of entertaining is that they all call themselves Reagan Republicans," he said.
He says he has not seen "anything like the gridlock" of the present day in all the years he has served in the Senate.