Albert R. Hunt

09/25/2014 - 11:00am

    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says the question of whether Congress needs to authorize President Barack Obama's declared war on Islamic State was settled by Thomas Jefferson when that president went after the Barbary pirates more than 200 years ago.

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08/19/2014 - 12:45am

    Picture the ad, either in the Democratic primaries or from a liberal independent candidate: Hillary Clinton - a pro-Wall Street buckraker, a foreign policy interventionist - championing George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq and looking like a lukewarm supporter of President Barack Obama.

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08/10/2014 - 7:46pm

    As the battle intensifies over how much authority President Barack Obama has to take executive measures in the face of congressional inaction, James Madison and Richard Nixon provide the frames of reference.

    The Republican-controlled House is planning to sue Obama for...

08/10/2014 - 7:33pm

    Nixon without Watergate; it's like Beethoven without music or "The Godfather" without violence.

    Yet there was a lot more to the five and half years of Richard Nixon's presidency. That record, ironically, is largely painful for the conservatives who...

06/09/2014 - 1:08am

    Democrats think they may have a gift, the next Todd Akin, which would enhance their prospects of retaining control of the Senate.

    He is Mississippi Republican state legislator, Chris McDaniel, a right-winger who appears to have forced incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran into...

05/26/2014 - 5:06pm

    Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis.

    He rightly takes credit for what most experts agree...

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