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  • Obama's six-year itch

    As troubles mount at home and abroad, Obama instead focuses on fundraisers and his vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Obama's laid-back style at times of crisis

    President Obama's quiet response to emergencies piling up both at home and abroad should come as no surprise.

  • Boehner not optimistic about quick solution to border crisis

    House Speaker John Boehner said he is not overly optimistic that Republicans and Democrats can come together to resolve the border crisis before Congress adjourns at the end of July for a month-long break.

  • Big Ideas: On basketball, prisons and Kansas

    Do some people think taxes don't affect economic choices? If so, they should talk to Trevor Ariza and the Washington Wizards.

  • Obama lags far behind Bill Clinton in fundraising

    President Obama may seem like he's at a breakneck fundraising pace, racing to help his party ahead of the midterm elections, but he's far behind Bill Clinton's second-term money roundup.

  • How to shore up the highway fund

    The Highway Trust Fund is broken. Slated to run out of money by Aug. 1, the fund has relied on an 18.4-cent per gallon gasoline tax last raised in 1993.

  • What's in a name? For politicians, a lot

    When Dave Brat scored a shocking primary win last month over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the media quickly labeled the upstart a Tea Party hero. The Tea Party's success has prompted Republicans to rethink how they're branded.

  • Roads are in bad shape, but just how bad?

    Transportation funding relies on data, but White House's recent rating of "poor"-condition roads in D.C. shows the numbers are all over the lot.

  • GOP governors face headwinds in traditional strongholds

    After sweeping into 12 Democrat-held governors mansions in 2010, the GOP is now at risk of losing much of that ground in this election cycle.

  • Battle cry of the South: Take over House GOP leadership

    Once a month for the last six months, a group of House Republicans from the South has gathered for dinner at RT's Restaurant, an old-school Cajun joint across the river from Washington in Alexandria, Va.

  • Why perceptions of Obama's foreign policies may never turn around

    President Obama has never faced this many international crises at once. And it's never been so obvious that he lacks the silver bullet to fix them.

  • Mark Zandi: The go-to economist when fiscal war breaks out

    By defining the center of economic opinion on a range of topics from mortgages to health care, Mark Zandi has made himself a valuable authority. The leaders of both parties love to cite him -- when his analysis helps their cause.

  • Why GOP is stuck on deporting illegal minors

    After more than a year of contentious debate, could Congress be any more divided over the issue of immigration? The answer is yes.

  • Another warning that a national debt crisis is looming

    It's no longer popular in Washington these days to discuss the nation's long-term debt problem, but a report released on Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office provided a stark reminder that a looming crisis is approaching, and the longer the nation waits to address it, the more difficult it...

  • A 10-mile feud between Lisa Murkowski and Interior's Sally Jewell

    A long-sought road through a national wildlife refuge has put distance between the Republican U.S. senator from Alaska and the interior secretary.



From the Weekly Standard

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