The Islamic State: Coming to a presidential campaign near you

The Islamic State: Coming to a presidential campaign near you

A new Iowa poll with some important clues.

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The non-Clinton alternative for Democrats

The non-Clinton alternative for Democrats

Bernie Sanders speaks unabashedly for the party’s activist left.

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Rust-belt revivalists can’t save the GOP

Rust-belt revivalists can’t save the GOP

Advocates of a demographic pivot say a strategy that encourages division will hurt Republicans.

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Placating the right-wing Clinton haters

Placating the right-wing Clinton haters

Congress is abusing its power with extensive investigations into the Benghazi matter.

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The U.S. plays whack-a-mole with the Islamic State

The U.S. plays whack-a-mole with the Islamic State

But the president deserves credit for ignoring the more extreme voices on the left that would have him retreat.

The Clinton campaign is roping off reporters. But who will cry for us?

The Clinton campaign is roping off reporters. But who will cry for us?

It would be a bigger story if people, you know, trusted the media.

The most popular fact checks of June

The most popular fact checks of June

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tops our monthly round-up with a Four-Pinocchio claim about dirt.

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Liberated by grace

Liberated by grace

What the African American church offers.

In N.H., the huge GOP field surprises, but not Clinton’s liberal challenge

In N.H., the huge GOP field surprises, but not Clinton’s liberal challenge

GOP race in the key state is unlike any in modern era, but the Clinton-Sanders duel is utterly familiar.

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Voters are shifting to Democrats, flashing a warning for Republicans

Voters are shifting to Democrats, flashing a warning for Republicans

Although party affiliation shifted back to the left, don’t count out the GOP for the White House.

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From the Holocaust to Syria, a tale of unintentional heroes

From the Holocaust to Syria, a tale of unintentional heroes

Nicholas Winton rescued children during WWII; David Bradley has helped free Americans held in Syria.

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The wrinkle in the Affordable Care Act decision

The wrinkle in the Affordable Care Act decision

The chief justice’s opinion, while dismaying conservatives, buttresses legislative supremacy.

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The unexpected rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

The unexpected rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

For now, two unconventional candidates are getting attention.

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Clinton and Obama are on the wrong side of history

Clinton and Obama are on the wrong side of history

Scenes from a populist insurrection.

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Donald Trump: A farce to be reckoned with

Donald Trump: A farce to be reckoned with

A party that allows such a travesty deserves to lose.

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The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history

The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history

Obama has backtracked on every criteria he once declared “essential” to the Iran deal.

OPM breach revealed one month ago, but the wound for feds remains raw

OPM breach revealed one month ago, but the wound for feds remains raw

It’s been a month since OPM announced a massive cyber breach of employee records, but time has not lessened the pain for feds.

In New Hampshire, Chris Christie bets his candidacy on town hall meetings

In New Hampshire, Chris Christie bets his candidacy on town hall meetings

The New Jersey governor hopes to climb back to the top of the 2016 field by answering questions.

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Congress is about to face a critical choice on Iran

Congress is about to face a critical choice on Iran

At this point, any deal is a bad deal, but most say it’s better than nothing.

Large gap in satisfaction between top-level feds and workers, report says

Large gap in satisfaction between top-level feds and workers, report says

A new report by indicates that federal senior executives are much more satisfied in their jobs than are other employees.

OPM plans to release more information about data breach

OPM plans to release more information about data breach

The Office of Personnel Management plans to release the number of people affected by a cyber breach of security clearance records next week, when it will begin notifying the individuals affected.

Are there hundreds of thousands of sex-trafficked runaways in the United States?

Are there hundreds of thousands of sex-trafficked runaways in the United States?

Sloppy reporting of dubious and outdated statistics results in wildly inflated numbers.

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Some GOP candidates are becoming unhinged over gay marriage ruling

Some GOP candidates are becoming unhinged over gay marriage ruling

The Supreme Court’s decision presents a perilous moment for GOP candidates.

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Now’s the time for same-sex equality in the workplace

Now’s the time for same-sex equality in the workplace

The high court’s ruling on marriage underscores the gap between civil rights and economic rights.

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Obama, overtime, and the value of hard work

Obama, overtime, and the value of hard work

To stand out, GOP presidential contenders must show how the American dream can pay off.

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In his presidential homestretch, Obama regains the momentum

In his presidential homestretch, Obama regains the momentum

It’s refreshing to see an often passive president regaining vigor as he reaches the end of his presidency.

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A gift for the world’s girls — from Michelle Obama

A gift for the world’s girls — from Michelle Obama

A push to educate girls worldwide is helping the first lady find her voice.

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Why there won’t be a gay marriage backlash

Why there won’t be a gay marriage backlash

Don’t expect a fallout similar to that over Roe v. Wade.

Hack, flack, and blowback; one blow after another for federal personnel director

Hack, flack, and blowback; one blow after another for federal personnel director

If it weren’t for bad news, Katherine Archuleta would have no news at all.