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May 12, 2016
Column: Does ‘pro-life’ extend to fighting Zika?
WASHINGTON — Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Florida Republican, has called himself “pro-life” since he came to Congress a decade ago. This month, he’s proving it. Buchanan last week announced his support for President Obama’s request for $1.9 billion to fight the Zika virus — a...
May 12, 2016 - 9:24pm
May 10, 2016
Column: The GOP's many ways to deal to Trump
WASHINGTON — There must be 50 ways to leave your leader. Some slip out the back. “In this election, I do not support either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton,” said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.). Some are making new plans. “I cannot support Donald Trump,” said Sen. Ben Sasse...
May 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
May 5, 2016
Column: 'It could get a lot worse for Muslims in America'
WASHINGTON — My neighborhood of Chevy Chase is a leafy and peaceful slice of Northwest Washington. But this week, the news here is of a woman assaulted outside the local Starbucks by a Donald Trump supporter, she says, for the sin of being Muslim. Police on Monday released surveillance...
May 5, 2016 - 5:33pm
May 3, 2016
Column: Cruz-Fiorina -- a musical comedy
WASHINGTON — Carly, we hardly knew ye. A week ago, Carly Fiorina was in a good position to enjoy the sheen of respectability she had acquired. The former Hewlett-Packard chief had run a solid presidential campaign and established herself as an adroit debater who could cut Donald...
May 3, 2016 - 7:21pm
April 26, 2016
Column: Hope doesn't get you GOP delegates
WASHINGTON — John Kasich, at a campaign stop in Rockville, Md., on Monday, explained why Republican voters aren’t buying what he’s selling. “I’m trying to peddle hope,” said the Ohio governor. “Hope in the short term doesn’t get you a lot of attention, because hope’s...
April 26, 2016 - 4:34pm
April 21, 2016
Column: The United States of Trump
WASHINGTON — “It’s very close to my heart because I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action.” — Donald Trump, April 18 May...
April 21, 2016 - 4:26pm
April 18, 2016
Column: Cruz less dangerous than Trump
WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump stumbles in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, one group has been sorely disappointed by his belated display of weakness: Democratic operatives, who had been hoping fondly to run against him in November. Democrats’ delight at the prospect...
April 18, 2016 - 4:26pm
April 15, 2016
Column: GOP's Benghazi report right on time
WASHINGTON — Is Trey Gowdy planning a July surprise? The chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi went to ground after he and his colleagues grilled Hillary Clinton in October. They haven’t had a single hearing since then (and had only three public hearings before that one),...
April 15, 2016 - 9:31pm
April 13, 2016
Column: Fortune-cookie platitudes
WASHINGTON — Reince Priebus, the beleaguered and balding Republican National Committee chairman, was asked a few days ago about his mane. “How much gray hair do you think you’re going to have by December?” CNN’s Jake Tapper inquired. “Gray is fine,” the party boss...
April 13, 2016 - 10:20am
April 8, 2016
Column: 2016 -- The reckless vs. the responsible
WASHINGTON — Free trade agreements “have been disastrous” for America, the candidate said, and have sent jobs to Mexico and China. “I will stop it by renegotiating all of the trade agreements that we have.” It sounded like just another threat from Donald Trump to tear up...
April 8, 2016 - 9:31pm
April 7, 2016
Column: Sanders losing pillow fight with Clinton
WASHINGTON — The 19th century had the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The 20th century brought Kennedy-Nixon. And now we have just experienced a forensic masterpiece to define our times: the Clinton-Sanders Debate Debate. This particular rhetorical showdown was not a back-and-forth about...
April 7, 2016 - 8:29am
April 3, 2016
Column: Trump's many bigoted supporters
WASHINGTON — In a Republican debate last month, Donald Trump was asked whether his claim that “Islam hates us” means all 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide hate the United States. “I mean a lot of ‘em,” Trump replied, as some in the crowd — Trump supporters, presumably —...
April 3, 2016 - 9:20pm
March 21, 2016
Column: The conservative thinking that caused Flint's water crisis
WASHINGTON — In a hearing this week about the poisonous water in Flint, Michigan, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) tried to blame the lead-tainted water on the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy explained that, under the law Congress...
March 21, 2016 - 4:47pm
March 17, 2016
Column: Marco Rubio's honorable finale
WEST MIAMI, Fla. — It was not supposed to end like this for Marco Rubio. Eleven months ago, he launched his presidential campaign in front of Miami’s Freedom Tower, the Ellis Island for his and other Cuban families. In his rapid rise, young Rubio had been a darling of both the...
March 17, 2016 - 8:54pm
March 15, 2016
Column: Republicans' mindless obstructionism
WASHINGTON — It has been an annual rite in Washington since the modern budgeting system began in 1974: The president sends his budget to Congress and lawmakers hold hearings on it. But not this year. The chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees announced, for the first...
March 15, 2016 - 5:17pm