More Paul Bedard Articles

  • Comeback: George H.W. Bush re-enters politics as top fundraiser

    Former President George H.W. Bush, who has shied away from political dirty work, has jumped feet first into the GOP's bid to win back the Senate and White House in a new fundraising campaign.

  • Bryan Cranston of 'Breaking Bad' urges Obama to use executive orders to build 'legacy'

    Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV's recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama's legacy....

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama's on a roll, the numbers don't lie

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is improving in his approval rating as unemployment holds steady and the White House makes its Obamacare signup numbers.

  • 17 billion honey bees injured, killed, threatening apple, berry, veggie crops

    Commercial beekeepers who flood California's almond orchards with nearly 2 million hives every March have lost 25 percent of their colonies to chemical sprays and they are blaming loose regulations for the injury and deaths of an estimated 17 billion bees. The crisis, which robbed the...

  • Hillary Clinton 'would have loved' to spend 25% of federal budget on foreign aid

    Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of State and leading Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday that she “would have loved” to spend 25 percent of the federal budget on foreign aid to overseas countries while the nation's top diplomat. At a USAID event in New York to push for...

  • 18 Democrats join GOP to restore 40-hour work week under Obamacare

    Facing withering pressure to stick with the president and block any GOP effort to change Obamacare, 18 Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans Thursday in replacing the 30-hour work week with the traditional 40 hours, a major boost to small businesses. Voting 248-179, the House passed...

  • Poll: Hillary Clinton winning Catholics, Protestants, and 36% of evangelicals

    With a crushing dominance shown in repeated polls, Democrat Hillary Clinton is on a path to do something her husband and two-term president never achieved: win a majority of more than 50 percent of the presidential vote in 2016. In the latest poll, Zogby Analytics confirmed the trend showing...

  • After Laura Bush's slap down, George W. Bush advises, 'Don't paint your wife'

    Former President George W. Bush is going public with his painting and portraits Friday, and in a "Today" interview with his daughter Jenna Bush Hager provides one big piece of advice to other husbands taking up the hobby in retirement: “Don't paint your wife.”

  • Top Marine warns: U.S. can't 'simply pack up and go home' from Afghanistan

    The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps is warning Washington that there “will be no peace dividend” from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, and he's cautioning against a hasty retreat from the country the marines have secured in time for this weekend's presidential election. “We...

  • Feds: 'Marriage' and 'family' now include same-sex spouses

    Moving quickly to erase the Defense of Marriage Act struck down by the Supreme Court last year, the Obama administration has rewritten the definition of “marriage” and “family” to include same-sex spouses and family members as anyone with a “close" relationship.

  • Ted Cruz demands Obama block Iran's new U.N envoy, 'a known terrorist'

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has joined in the outrage of many former Americans held hostage in Tehran for 444 days 35 years ago over Iran’s move to make one of the hostage handlers its next ambassador to the United Nations.

  • Blockbuster book deal for Ted Cruz; $1.5m advance, bigger than Sarah Palin's

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a darling of the Tea Party and conservative movement, has agreed to write a personal memoir about his controversial days in Washington and his vision for the future for HarperCollins, according to publishing sources. The first term Cruz is expected to receive an advance...

  • Obama's Red Sox diss: 'The White Sox next year!'

    The World Series champion Boston Red Sox heard a lot of praise of “Boston Strong” and the “Red Sox Nation” at the White House on Tuesday, but in the end, President Obama, a Chicago White Sox fan, wasn't wishing the world champs another victory. “May the best Sox win” is how Obama...

  • Fighting Obamacare's 30-hour work week: 'Even the French' work 35 hours

    Critics of Obamacare's regulation that just 30 hours amounts to a full-time job are launching a last-ditch effort to convince Democrats to help pass a change to restore the traditional 40-hour work week as the marker of a full-time job worthy of the insurance benefit. “I always...

  • Lazy judges: 16,000 cases are three years old --- or older!

    There's one problem with the lifetime appointment of federal judges. What can be done about lazy judges, like some of those sitting on about 16,000 civil cases that are three years old or older? According to two top court officials: Not much other than embarrassment. In a revealing...



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