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GOP field for 2012 remains muddled

It's not for a lack of enthusiasm, but the 2012 Republican field…

Old rules won't determine GOP presidential candidate

The weakest part of our political system, by a considerable margin, is…

Shriver and Lieberman take link to JFK with them

Last Thursday was the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech…

High-speed rail is a fast way to waste taxpayer money

Where can the new Congress start cutting spending? Here's one obvious answer:…

Obama's pledge to review federal regs miffs liberals

Just ahead of what promises to be an especially thorny budget season,…

White House steps up efforts to defend Obamacare

Amid new polling that shows Americans prefer compromise to battle in Congress,…

Washington holds off Marshall to comeback in overtime

After blowing a 22-point second-quarter lead, visiting Washington High School escaped with…

Obama calls for unity 'worthy of those we have lost' in Ariz.

Honoring the victims of the Tucson massacre, President Obama on Wednesday urged…

Systematic assassinations not part of our politics

The steam seems to be going out of the move to "deftly…

No-drama Obama tries his hand at consoler-in-chief

The bleak aftermath of the weekend shooting rampage in Tucson is the…

Moderate Giffords an unlikely target for hate crime

With her warm brown eyes, friendly manner, astronaut husband and moderate political…

Deal-maker Daley: Obama's emissary to Boehner?

"He possesses a deep understanding of how jobs are created and how…

Giffords, a moderate, had just started 3rd term after close race

Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously injured in Saturday's shooting rampage, had begun…

Slow jobs growth the biggest obstacle for Obama

Slow-but-steady job growth is good but not good enough for President Obama,…

Obama optimistic on 'pace of hiring' despite mixed jobs report

A mixed jobs report Friday was received as partial vindication by both…

Personal well-being overshadows income inequality

Consider one conundrum in American politics. Income inequality has been increasing, according…

A truce in culture wars as voters focus on economy

Back in June, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, whom many think would be…

Man pushes stolen TV past police station

Prosecutors in Washington state say a man was arrested after being caught…

Even after shellacking, 2012 looks OK for Obama

On Boxing Day, it's worth noting that Barack Obama is down but…

Seattle man charged with attempting to sell military technology to China

┬áLian Yang, of Seattle Washington, made his first appearance in U.S. District…