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  • The Obama-military complex

    The dust-up between the president and his generals is the byproduct of an inherent conflict between Obama and those tasked with waging war.

  • Why Boehner keeps beating rebellions from the right

    Another Congress, another little plot to oust Speaker John Boehner. The revolts come and go, but frequent critics don't think the latest one will amount to much.

  • Q&A: James Lankford: House's top policy cop hopes to reacquaint Senate with appropriations process

    Lankford spoke with the Washington Examiner about government shutdowns, clearing the air with supporters of his primary rival, and the House Ginger Caucus.

  • Developing countries' fund key to climate pact

    What once seemed a harmless token of good will from rich countries to poor ones could derail negotiations over a global climate deal next year.

  • Gap widens between defense funding and military mission

    The Pentagon calls it "risk," but it's really Washington's most hotly debated unfunded mandate: the growing gap between the military's budget and what it is being asked to do.

  • Think Tanks: Massachusetts cuts out the middlemen

    Mytheos Holt for the R Street Institute: High-end electric car consumers, rejoice. If you want to buy one of the famous Tesla cars and you live in Massachusetts, you can now do exactly that. Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court decided to lift the ban on Tesla sales within the state, following...

  • GOP ads aimed at women draw mixed reviews

    This election cycle has seen a glut of creative Republican efforts not to lose women, and it has resulted in some of the most buzzed-about TV spots. Spoiler: Some of that buzz is not so nice.

  • Which Bill Clinton will campaign in 2016: the '92 or '08 model?

    In 1992, Bill Clinton was enigmatic, folksy and funny. In 2008, he was the opposite: bitter and defensive as Hillary Clinton's campaign for president unraveled. In 2016, Democrats are wondering: Which version of Bill Clinton will campaign now?

  • Obama: Democrats will hold the Senate

    President Obama predicted that Democrats would be able to hold majority control of the Senate in the critical midterm elections this November and said his record of fixing the economy is better than any other world leader's.

  • Big-bucks backers bankroll McConnell-Grimes race

    Of the $37 million in combined contributions to the two candidates identified by an analysis by the Louisville Courier-Journal, 85 percent is from out of state.

  • Ernst opens lead over Braley in Iowa race

    The Des Moines Register survey of likely voters shows Ernst leading 44-38 in a race that had long been deadlocked.

  • Oklahoma City beheading case leaves national security experts wondering

    Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser to the president, said the FBI is investigating whether the suspect, Alton Nolen, is a so-called "lone wolf" terrorist or a disgruntled worker who went on a rampage, killing and beheading one co-worker and seriously wounding another.

  • Iowa VA patients not told of Legionnaires' bacteria in hospital water: Report

    Patients at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Iowa were not told that deadly Legionella bacteria was found at the facility, the Des Moines Register reported Sunday.

  • Nearly three-fourths of Americans skeptical of 'no troops on ground' pledge

    The Wall Street Journal reports 72 percent of registered voters said they believe U.S. ground troops will eventually be deployed to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has taken huge chunks of territory in both of those countries.

  • Louisiana's Landrieu trails Cassidy in new poll

    Sen. Mary Landrieu is trailing her Republican challenger among likely voters in a head-to-head contest in one of the tightest races in the nation, and one that could help decide whether Republicans take control of the Senate, according to a new poll.



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