Jules Witcover

12/18/2014 - 4:41am

    The cost President Obama was willing to pay to avert another government shutdown -- wiping out protections against the sorts of financial excesses that greatly contributed to the Great Recession -- risks a divisive final two years of his presidency within his own Democratic Party.

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12/04/2014 - 3:43pm

    President Obama's firm determination that no more American combat forces will be introduced in the Middle East battlefield may well thwart his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...

12/04/2014 - 3:39pm

    Political crystal-ball gazers widely predicting a cakewalk for Hillary Clinton to the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination are not likely to change their minds in light of former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb's decision to form an exploratory committee to...

12/04/2014 - 3:16pm

    The surprising decision of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to leave his Pentagon post after only 21 months of service has been widely greeted as a combination of his frustration in the job and a conclusion at the White House that he turned out to be the...

11/27/2014 - 7:23pm

    Barack Obama's decision to follow through on his plan to reform immigration policy through an executive order is an uncharacteristically bold gamble, made in the hope of salvaging the final two years of his presidency and his own political legacy....

11/27/2014 - 7:11pm

    The current lame duck session of Congress, which ends on Jan. 3 and includes senators and representatives defeated on Nov. 4, began with the same old partisanship that characterized the last few years in Washington, as the Senate rejected the Keystone XL...

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