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Even if the President is not directly implicated in the IRS scandal, Charles Krauthammer writes today, it doesn’t mean he’s blameless. Krauthammer says Obama’s dismissive and combative attitude toward the conservative media and advocacy groups might have fostered an atmosphere … Continue reading ?
A month ago, I noted an oddity about House Republicans. The House majority party has a tradition of reserving the first 10 numbered bills for the party agenda, and they have done so this year — but nine of the … Continue reading ?
The horror of Oklahoma unfolded on live television Monday afternoon. For nearly an hour, a 1.3-mile-wide tornado raked across the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and left the suburb of Moore littered in a destructive confetti of wood, bricks, glass and … Continue reading ?
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) took a step into the 21st century by approving a resolution that reads: “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual … Continue readin...
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appears with an opinion piece on our page today. He argues that the IRS and AP scandals are part of a pattern with the Obama administration’s push for the disclosure of political donors. Once the … Continue reading ?
Laugh all you want about Anthony Weiner. He of the crotch shot seen ’round the world that forced him to resign his New York City congressional seat two years ago next month. The brash Big Apple native is now running … Continue readi...
The current prelude to a showdown over filibusters between Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid can be understood as a game in which Democrats prefer Republican retreat from obstruction to eliminating the filibuster altogether, which means that McConnell’s goal is to … Continue reading ?
With 11 million undocumented immigrants eager to come out of the shadows, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) was right to pull a provision of the massive immigration bill that would have allowed American gay men and lesbians to sponsor their … Continue reading ?
Say what you will about Anthony Weiner — and I have — he is a stereotype buster. Until he announced this week that he would run for New York City mayor, it was still possible for anyone, particularly the French, … Continue reading ?
If the Democrats are really going to move toward majority-imposed reform in the Senate, it makes sense that they seem to be focused on executive-branch nominations — and, in fact, that’s where action is most justified. The filibuster was a major factor … Continue reading ?
Dana Milbank explains today that you might not be sympathetic toward the journalist the FBI has named in an affidavit as a possible co-conspirator in national security leaks. In fact, nobody might be sympathetic, because almost everyone either has a natural antipathy … Continue reading ?
This administration’s management of the Obama Internal Revenue Service scandal so far consists of a slow-walking, rolling disclosure of facts; equal parts equivocation, amnesia and indignation from IRS witnesses; deer-in-the-headlights non-responses by the White House press secretary; parsed, lawyerly statements … Continue reading ?
President Obama’s commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta certainly has gotten a lot of attention. Quite a few Africans Americans don’t like how he talks to predominantly black audiences. As The Post’s Vanessa Williams reported yesterday, “The personal-responsibility finger-wagging … Continue reading ?
Eugene Robinson writes in his column today that it is a big problem when the Obama administration can snoop into reporters’ telephone and email records whenever it suspects someone is leaking to reporters classified information relating to national security. Because … Continue reading ?
Here we go again. President Obama’s critics in the African American community are hammering him for doing nothing for black people. Drawing my attention this time is “How the Obama Administration Talks to Black America” by Ta-Nehisi Coates of the … Continue reading ?
The voices of reason have spoken, and they have concluded Barack Obama isn’t being hurt by scandalmania because perceptions of the economy are improving. That’s the determination of the Post’s polling and politics team. Others agree: Nate Silver suspects the … Continue reading ?
It’s no secret that President Obama is in trouble. But, as I said last week, he’s down but not out. President Obama needs to take a page out of the Bill Clinton playbook. Part of the genius of former president Bill … Continue reading ?
I wrote on Friday about what now looks like a coming showdown in the Senate over Republican obstruction. For more on the chess game involved, see Senate scholar Sarah Binder here and here; she gets into some of the complex … Continue reading ?
The tornado that ground its way through Moore, Okla., was massive. Some estimates put it at a mile wide. The video of the storm as it cut its destructive path seemed unending. And when it was over and the clouds … Continue reading ?
You know how I feel about seeing all the living presidents together. Their rare gatherings together say more to the world about our democracy than any history lesson ever could. But there’s something especially rich and sentimental about this photo … Continue reading ?