Jules Witcover

01/23/2015 - 3:44am

    President Obama has an opportunity for a quick recovery from his Paris no-show gaffe. He can and should move swiftly to ask Congress for new authorization to use the military force he's already initiated against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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01/08/2015 - 8:37pm

    Most politicians would do anything to become president. Mario Cuomo, who died at his home in Manhattan on New Year's Day at age 82, twice turned down the chance to run for the job, essentially because his heart always remained in New York.

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01/08/2015 - 8:19pm

    Despite a late-year appearance of hopeful economic indicators and an 11th-hour boost in his Gallup Poll approval, 2014 bowed out as a distinct disappointment for President Obama as he faces the last two lame-duck years in his presidency.

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01/08/2015 - 8:04pm

    In a ceremony in Kabul Sunday, the U.S. commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan grandly proclaimed the "end" of the 13-year combat mission against the Taliban and other terrorist foes. But in doing so, he emphasized that NATO personnel will...

01/01/2015 - 10:40pm

    In a rare case of editorial initiative, the New York Times editorial board has flatly called for an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other prominent George W. Bush administration figures involved in authorship of the so-called torture...

01/01/2015 - 10:30pm

    President Obama in Hawaii and Americans elsewhere found an unexpected present under their Christmas trees this week in a surprisingly growing economy, lifting some of the gloom otherwise hovering over the national outlook.

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