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In his acceptance speech for the 1984 Democratic presidential nomination, Walter Mondale made a bold promise: He would raise Americans’ taxes and cut the federal deficit. His justification: “These deficits hike interest rates, clobber exports,...
The U.S. unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time since the month President Obama took office, a surprising lift for both the economy and his re-election hopes in the final weeks of the campaign. The rate, the most-watched measure...
Americans lost one of their few true friends in Washington this fall when economist William Niskanen shuffled off this mortal coil at age 78. You probably don’t recognize his name, and that’s unfortunate; he worked hard to get Washington to...
When people don't want you to know what they are up to, they frequently talk in code. It's why mass firings became known as "enhanced separation packages" and why you can bet that before the year's out, there will be legislation to cut funding for...
Republicans accuse Thomas E. Perez, President Barack Obama's nominee for labor secretary, of twisting the legal process in three cases in St. Paul, Minn., to suit his political purposes. But it is they who are twisting the Senate's role to "advise and...
Just as they did when Thomas E. Perez was nominated to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Republicans are seeking to hold up his confirmation to head the U.S. Department of Labor, using any excuse they can think up, no matter how flimsy....
If Caroline Kennedy were simply a lawyer and author, it's doubtful that she would be on any president's short list for a major diplomatic appointment. But Kennedy is also a member of a storied American political family and an early and valued supporter of...
Is the Republican Party toast? You would think so, listening to the political analysts and strategists, including those who prepared a harshly critical self-appraisal for the Republican National Committee. The contention that the GOP should be changed to...
WASHINGTON — The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Barack Obama got his tax hikes — naked of spending cuts — passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives. After which, you might expect him to pivot to...
As the second Obama term gets underway, much is being said and written about the president finally emerging as a tougher, stronger Democrat in the liberal mold of past party greats. His second inaugural address pressed Republicans in Congress to accept...
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WASHINGTON - The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Barack Obama got his tax hikes -- naked of spending cuts -- passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives. After which, you might expect him to pivot to his self-...
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