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07/31/2014 - 8:39pm

    Remember how Democrats rushed into passing President Obama's Affordable Care Act back in 2010 while they still had the votes? Now health care for millions teeters on a typo.

    The fate of ACA, also known -- thanks to clever conservative wordsmiths -- as "Obamacare," was thrown into jeopardy last week by...

07/18/2014 - 1:00pm

    On television, summer reruns are becoming a thing of the past. Noting a jump in demand for fresh entertainment in the hot months, TV execs are responding with original programming.

    In Washington, however, suing Obamacare gets played over and over and over again,...

07/18/2014 - 12:57pm

    It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee.

    It was considering House Speaker John Boehner's proposal...

07/14/2014 - 2:48am

    We all mourn the death of former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, a great senator and statesman. And, no doubt, before his passing, Howard Baker mourned the death of the Republican Party he once knew and led so well. It ain't the same party anymore.

    Think...

07/10/2014 - 1:45am

    If you pay too much attention to opinion polls, as most people do, doubtless you've heard that a plurality of voters has judged Barack Obama the worst president since World War II. Thirty-three percent, to be precise, which as it conflates almost exactly with the number of hard-core Republicans, merely tells...

07/10/2014 - 1:43am

    Some elections are contests between voters who are happy and voters who are not. This fall's elections are of a different sort: Since almost all the voters are unhappy with politics, the battle will be over which party gets the blame for dysfunction, inaction and disillusionment.

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