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America’s real ice bucket challenge

America’s real ice bucket challenge

The coming fiscal disaster has crept into the short-term.

Justice Dept inspector investigates DEA payments to Amtrak secretary

Justice Dept inspector investigates DEA payments to Amtrak secretary

DEA agents allegedly paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 for passenger information that the agency could have obtained for free.

Why Obama’s ‘We don’t have a strategy’ gaffe stings

Why Obama’s ‘We don’t have a strategy’ gaffe stings

The worst gaffe is the one that confirms pre-existing suspicions.

A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process

A VA employee is still on the payroll more than a year after allegedly helping a patient purchase illegal drugs.

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Have we gone to war again?

Have we gone to war again?

Some questions on the Islamic State for President Obama and Congress.

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Lower corporate tax rates. Now.

Lower corporate tax rates. Now.

Obama should be taking the lead in reforming the tax code.

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Wanted by VA: More medical professionals

Wanted by VA: More medical professionals

Scandal has scarred agency’s reputation, but new secretary is pushing hard for new talent.

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The menace of anti-Semitism

The menace of anti-Semitism

Although some would like it to be so, Israel cannot be reduced to a David-and-Goliath tale.

VA launches ‘more robust’ version of GI Bill Comparison Tool

VA launches ‘more robust’ version of GI Bill Comparison Tool

The new version features a better benefits calculator and additional information pertinent to the veteran population, according to the VA.

An eye-popping chart that shows how campaign finance reform has failed

An eye-popping chart that shows how campaign finance reform has failed

More untraceable money is in the system than ever before. By a lot.

VA apologizes for using Oscar the Grouch to depict frustrated veterans

VA apologizes for using Oscar the Grouch to depict frustrated veterans

A VA benefits office used the image in a training guide for employees who were preparing for a town hall meeting.

Tom Corbett’s poll numbers are epically bad

Tom Corbett’s poll numbers are epically bad

The Pennsylvania governor is at 24 percent in the most recent poll. 24 percent. As an incumbent.

Is Rick Perry really ready to run in 2016?

Is Rick Perry really ready to run in 2016?

The Texas governor crashed and burned in 2012. Can he go the distance this time?

The most important word in Rand Paul’s attack on Hillary Clinton

The most important word in Rand Paul’s attack on Hillary Clinton

Paul contrasts his foreign policy with Clinton’s “interventionism.“

Obama’s use of executive authority is about to become a real political issue

Obama’s use of executive authority is about to become a real political issue

Looming decisions on immigration, climate change and Syria could all be made without Congress -- which is when the debate really begins.

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Shaping the U.S. Navy

Shaping the U.S. Navy

Cascading dangers are compelling Americans to think afresh about foreign policy.

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Eye on governors races

Eye on governors races

In 2014, voters may decide that rage has limits and that government has work to do.

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An anti-immigration group’s imaginary scapegoats

An anti-immigration group’s imaginary scapegoats

A mayor’s tale of woe doesn’t quite add up.

Democrats have a depth problem

Democrats have a depth problem

Republicans have decimated Democrats’ farm system -- one state at a time.

A bunch of Republican Senate candidates spoke at a Koch Brothers conference. So what?

A bunch of Republican Senate candidates spoke at a Koch Brothers conference. So what?

It’s hard to see this fact changing lots of minds.

All of the election models are starting to converge. And they are all pointing to a Republican Senate.

All of the election models are starting to converge. And they are all pointing to a Republican Senate.

What seat makes the majority for the GOP remains a point of disagreement.

Why Florida’s leading political reporter calls the state’s politics “bizarre“

Why Florida’s leading political reporter calls the state’s politics “bizarre“

The state is moving toward Democrats but the party lacks the infrastructure to take advantage.

Americans strongly opposed airstrikes in Syria last time. Why would it be different now?

Americans strongly opposed airstrikes in Syria last time. Why would it be different now?

The target wouldn’t be the same, which could increase support.

Gov. Rick Scott, Charlie Crist easily win primaries in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott, Charlie Crist easily win primaries in Florida

They will face off in the general election. Other primaries held nationwide, as well.

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Terror is just a click away

Terror is just a click away

Now ordinary people, too, bear the responsibility of deciding whether to publish horrifying images.

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In the Loop: A rich list

In the Loop: A rich list

A look at which parties the nation’s wealthiest donors support.

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Broken VA trust is harder to fix than improving service

Broken VA trust is harder to fix than improving service

Obama and VA vow to improve vets’ health care, but restoring trust in the agency will be much harder.

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Owner-take-all

Owner-take-all

Companies are devoting nearly all their profits to shareholders, leaving next to nothing for employees.