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The middle names we have are, as a rule,

Obscure, pretentious, odd or just not cool.

So someone named John Bloomingblaise McGill

I didn't realize how much I was counting on Larry Flynt until I noticed I had spent Monday evening trying to find on the Web or TV a report of the much-anticipated news conference in which h

The most astonishing thing about the farcical and disgraceful--but extremely dangerous--impeachment proceedings in Washington is that they are happening at all. The country is at peace.

So now comes forward John McCain,
A high-tech version of Gawain
When with his steed, a Navy plane.
He says he's forming his campaign

Twenty-six years ago, when the world was young, Jerry Brown began his
reign in Sacramento and, even though I wrote some rude things about him
at the time, life was certainly fun.

The other day Linda Douglass, the Congressional correspondent for ABC
News, commented to Peter Jennings that some "conservative" Republican
senators were opposed to a plan that Senate majorit

In every century, it seems,

The Constitution's put to test.

Important questions must be asked,

And ours is, "Did he touch her breast?"

Anyone who decides to add his drop to the tidal wave of commentary on
the impeachment of President Clinton must acknowledge, at the outset, a
built-in difficulty.

William Rehnquist was Richard Nixon's chief legal strategist when
Nixon appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1971.

People warn that a Senate impeachment trial will effectively shut down
the government, involving as it would the Supreme Court and tying up the
World's Greatest Deliberative Body for weeks or

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Immigrants and allies rallied in more than a dozen US cities on Thursday to ask President Obama to use his executive authority to stop deportations of undocumented workers and their families.

August 28, 2014

Ryan still doesn’t get that attacking Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is political nonstarter.

August 21, 2014

Undocumented immigrants and their advocates are concerned that the president’s orders will be far more limited than the hype suggests—and they’re trying to raise the bar for what aggressive action really means.

August 21, 2014

At the heart of Christie’s campaign is a plan to drive a wedge between state workers and middle-class taxpayers.

August 15, 2014

Polls show surprising support among Republicans for the New Jersey governor.

August 8, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

A surprise announcement planned for after Labor Day could stop millions of deportations.

August 6, 2014

GOP voters wax nostalgic for the former Massachusetts governor, while seeming to favor the New Jersey governor in polls.

August 6, 2014