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WASHINGTON — The filibuster has been used to delay many things over the years: civil rights, spending bills, presidential nominees and, most recently, Obamacare. But this may be the first time in history that a group of senators filibustered themselves.
Washington’s seeming inability to focus on more than one international crisis at a time has been a boon to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. It also has diverted attention from the bankruptcy of Obama administration policy.
WASHINGTON — Are conservatives interested in new ideas, or are they merely infatuated with the idea of new ideas? Are they really reappraising their approach, or are they trying to adjust their image just enough to win elections?
Reclassify Internet service providers as common carriers
To hear Republicans tell it, the federal government’s constant changes to Obamacare, including Wednesday’s two-year reprieve for insurance plans that don’t meet the law’s tough new standards, rank somewhere between treason and Thanksgiving tofurkey on the scale of outrageousness.
WASHINGTON — When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier?
WASHINGTON — What’s been said of confession — that it is good for one’s soul but bad for one’s reputation — can also be true of testifying to Congress, so Lois Lerner has chosen to stay silent. Hers, however, is an eloquent silence.
WASHINGTON — Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee leading numerous investigations of the Obama administration, found a new way to silence Democratic critics who question his actions: He shut off the microphones.
WASHINGTON — With the facts on the ground now established in Crimea — several thousand facts in the form of Russian troops — the question now becomes: Will sustained economic, political and military isolation of Russia work? Will it reverse Vladimir Putin’s adventurism and deter future aggression?
WASHINGTON — One hundred years after a spark in Central Europe ignited a conflagration from which the world has not yet recovered and from which Europe will never recover, armed forces have crossed an international border in Central Europe, eliciting this analysis from Secretary of State John Kerry: “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century. It really puts at question Russia’s capacity to be within the G8.”
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is such a weak strongman. What’s more, he is a feeble dictator and a timid tyrant.
If Arizona legislators were being perfectly candid, they would have labeled their so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act precisely what it was, the Right to Use Religion as an Excuse to Discriminate Against Gay Men and Lesbians Act.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color — “My Brother’s Keeper” — is cause for cheer.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — In today’s unforgiving politics, both parties often think: “If at first you don’t succeed, don’t darken our door again.” Ken Buck, however, had another idea.