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“Maybe we just have all the laws we need. Maybe we don’t need any more laws.“
Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan
Obama’s low approval ratings don’t tell quite how bad things have become for him. For that, look at how he is viewed on the issues.
The strikes are part of a growing movement this year aimed at mandating better pay for low-wage workers.
President Obama suggested the debate is over about whether boosting the minimum wage costs jobs.
GOP supports cuts to federal retiree benefits, while Democrats say the federal workforce has paid enough.
At OPEC meeting, Iran said it wants to pump a good deal of oil once crude export sanctions are lifted.
E.J. Dionne Jr.
The president ties his health-care law to broader efforts to lessen inequality.
George F. Will
Slowing its nuclear ambitions demands either a war or a diplomatic agreement.
What is the Koch-funded group hiding?
Iron & Wine at SXSW.
The Massachusetts Democrat has shown no signs she is interested in a White House bid.
Unions don’t like the Illinois governor. It might not matter.
What did you read and love this year?
The legislation adopts several proposals from President Obama, but tries to cancel defense cuts for two years.
All government isn’t good. But not all of it is bad either.
The state will temporarily place some of its National Guard members in a federal status to handle enrollments.
Sean Sullivan and Scott Clement
No, he doesn’t face another election. But yes, Obama’s eroding support from young people is a problem for him.
Swing and a miss. Here’s why.
Uninsured Republicans take a very different view from uninsured Democrats.
“It’s official. Stick a fork in racism — it’s done.”
An inspector general’s report released Tuesday said the IRS “may not be capable of identifying ACA refund fraud or schemes.”
Can Obama be an effective advocate for his signature law? And will Republicans stay out of their own way?
Jeb Bush and the Senate Republican campaign committee claim Obama is “closing” the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican. Not so.
Appeals of VA disability decisions have increased by 50 percent during the Obama administration.
The Border Patrol union gets in front of changes to abused overtime system. Pay cut could result.
To Republicans, there is just one option left: impeachment.
Freeing Alan Gross has been assigned a low priority.
Without offering options, Republicans seem only to root for failure.
Most Republicans say the United States is a less powerful player on the global stage compared to a decade ago. Democrats don’t see it that way.
Scott Clement and Sean Sullivan
Despite conservative cries to the contrary, most liberals have no preference.
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