Obama can still build 2nd term legacy

Many a modern president has lost momentum and suffered what are termed “scandals” in his second term. President Barack Obama’s current problems are part of that tradition. But with the exception of Richard Nixon, scandals have not proven fatal. Indeed, Ronald Reagan’s Iran-Contra scandal and Bill Clinton’s impeachment over the Monica Lewinsky affair were far more serious than what we […]

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Benghazi Again

The Republicans, apparently with nothing better to do, are still chasing their tails over the tragic events in Benghazi on September 11. Actually, no. That’s not true. They’re chasing their tails over what happened after the tragic events of September 11. They’re mostly concerned that the Obama Administration tried to cover up the fact that this was a terrorist attack […]

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Immigration Reform’s First Big Test: The Boston Bombing

It was supposed to be a week of triumph, not tragedy. Having spent months painstakingly crafting a comprehensive immigration bill, a bipartisan group of senators were finally set to unveil their proposal to broad fanfare. Instead the bill’s rollout was derailed by the bombings in Boston and the massive manhunt that followed, a riveting spectacle that played out in real […]

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No sense of urgency: Rocky road ahead for gun legislation in the House

As the Senate cleared the way for consideration of gun control measures for the first time in nearly 20 years, the path ahead for any gun control measure in the Republican-led House of Representatives is rocky and uncertain. Senate overcomes filibuster, clearing the way for debate on gun bill Family members of those killed in the tragic shooting in Newtown, […]

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