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Democrats erred by pushing health law, Schumer says

Democrats erred by pushing health law, Schumer says

WASHINGTON — Breaking ranks, one of the nation’s top Democrats said Tuesday that the party made a major political mistake when it pushed a health care overhaul instead of programs directly benefiting the middle class.

November 25, 2014 4:04 pmLoading…
Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

WASHINGTON — President Obama said this year’s recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane.

November 24, 2014 1:16 pmLoading…
This week on TV: Nov. 9-15

This week on TV: Nov. 9-15

Around the remote: Lots of TV tricks in time for sweeps.

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James Brady

James Brady

James Brady, selected by president-elect Ronald Reagan to become his press secretary, talking to reporters after the announcement was made in Washington. Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reag…

August 04, 2014 3:44 pmLoading…
Big issues remain as Legislature enters final day  *

Big issues remain as Legislature enters final day *

Members of the House of Representatives work toward adjournment while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol on May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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Obama weighing executive action on guns

Obama weighing executive action on guns

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during the last news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Graham calls for delay on Brennan nomination

WASHINGTON  •  President Barack Obama’s choice of John Brennan to be the next CIA director hit a snag Tuesday as a Republican senator threatened to delay the nomination until President Barack Obama’s administration provides answers on the deadly assault in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassad…

January 08, 2013 11:00 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne: It's our system on the cliff

The United States faces a crisis in our political system because the Republican Party, particularly in the House of Representatives, is no longer a normal, governing party.

December 26, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…
Obama's call for action against gun violence

Obama's call for action against gun violence

Vice President Joe Biden listens as President Barack Obama announces that Biden will lead an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence in response to the Connecticut school shooting, during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House on Dec. 19 in Washington. (AP Photo/ E…

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Guest editorial: Unimaginable sorrow

The following editorial appeared in the Hartford Courant on Dec. 16. It is excerpted here:

December 18, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest editorial: Tragedy, but no surprise

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:

December 18, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

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