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AIPAC pummels Obama

AIPAC pummels Obama

Benjamin Netanyahu is exploiting a partisan rift in American politics.

This chart should terrify Republicans

This chart should terrify Republicans

In a word: Hispanics.

Why a DHS shutdown won’t stop Obama’s immigration orders

Why a DHS shutdown won’t stop Obama’s immigration orders

Republicans cannot block Obama’s controversial immigration actions with a DHS shutdown alone. Here’s why.

Obama’s claim that Keystone XL oil ‘bypasses the U.S.’

Obama’s claim that Keystone XL oil ‘bypasses the U.S.’

The president jumps the shark with his latest claim on the controversial project.

A $75 million question confronts Republican candidates for 2016

A $75 million question confronts Republican candidates for 2016

The money needed to win the GOP nomination will divide the field between those who can win and the rest.

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Republicans say ‘yes’ to being the party of ‘no’

Republicans say ‘yes’ to being the party of ‘no’

The GOP does not appear to have “had enough” of being the reactionary party, if CPAC was an indication.

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For 2016, candidates count, but don’t ignore fundamentals

For 2016, candidates count, but don’t ignore fundamentals

CPAC underscores not only how wide open the field is but how much more substance the candidates have compared with those in 2012.

Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown with one-week extension

Congress averts Homeland Security  shutdown with one-week extension

President Obama signed the measure just before the midnight deadline. It marked the end of a whirlwind day of negotiations and a stinging defeat for the House GOP.

Pot became legal in D.C. today. Does anything change for federal workers?

Pot became legal in D.C. today. Does anything change for federal workers?

A Reagan-era executive order requires the federal workplace and workforce to be drug-free. The rules are especially strict for personnel with security clearances.

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The Supreme Court gets to decide what makes a legislature

The Supreme Court gets to decide what makes a legislature

Arizona’s redistricting commission oversteps the Constitution.

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Context is key

Context is key

Supreme Court conservatives should evaluate the whole law.

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Jeb Bush, CPAC piñata

Jeb Bush, CPAC piñata

Conservatives show the former Florida governor no mercy.

This bill would halt Congress’s pay if Homeland Security shuts down

This bill would halt Congress’s pay if Homeland Security shuts down

The Democrat-sponsored legislation would put lawmakers’ salaries in an escrow account until the potential Homeland Security shutdown ends.

In the face of heated competition, Jeb Bush shines at CPAC appearance

In the face of heated competition, Jeb Bush shines at CPAC appearance

Before an audience that was ready to embarrass him, he looked, in a word, presidential.

What’s in a name? A lot, the Supreme Court says.

What’s in a name? A lot, the Supreme Court says.

The Supreme Court momentarily puts the wrong Goldberg in a court hearing.

Randy Wittman’s Worst Week in Washington

Randy Wittman’s Worst Week in Washington

The slow-motion collapse is on.

Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services

Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services

IRS budget cuts and staff reductions have led to poor service for taxpayers, writes Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson.

Investigators probing for criminal activity with Lois Lerner’s missing emails

Investigators probing for criminal activity with Lois Lerner’s missing emails

“There is potential criminal activity,” a top investigator with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration testified on Thursday.

Memo to Scott Walker: Wisconsin protesters are not the Islamic State

Memo to Scott Walker: Wisconsin protesters are not the Islamic State

The governor made a flawed comparison in a speech to conservative activists at CPAC.

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Airline passengers are paying the price so that investors can profit

Airline passengers are paying the price so that investors can profit

The shrinking space allotted to most air travellers serves as a vivid example of corporate priorities.

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A necessary deal with Iran

A necessary deal with Iran

Given the alternatives, negotiating with Iran is prudent but it doesn’t mean sanctions are off the table.

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The fatal flaw in the Iran deal

The fatal flaw in the Iran deal

The United States is on the brink of an epic capitulation to Iran.

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Scott Walker and questioning Obama’s faith

Scott Walker and questioning Obama’s faith

The son of a pastor may have thought he was being clever, but his words are problematic.

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In the Loop: Portrait of (a younger) Eric Holder

In the Loop: Portrait of (a younger) Eric Holder

As the attorney general prepares to depart, a very special guest will help unveil his official painting.

DHS shutdown threat dimming as House GOP proposes stopgap plan

DHS shutdown threat dimming as House GOP proposes stopgap plan

The plan, which would fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks, might ultimately win support from lawmakers in both parties on Friday.

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Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections

Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections

IRS officials tell Congress about stark reductions in taxpayer services because of staff and budget cuts.