Jules Witcover

07/21/2014 - 1:34am

    On the day that saw the double whammy of the downing of a Malaysian Airlines over Ukraine and the Israeli invasion of Gaza, President Obama seemed at first conspicuously unengaged for a man customarily regarded as the leader of the "free world."

    He had started the day in Delaware making a pitch for more...

06/19/2014 - 1:15am

    As Oliver Hardy used to tell Stan Laurel is those old black-and-white movie comedies, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"

    That continues to be Barack Obama's refrain to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as he struggles in his...

06/19/2014 - 1:08am

    The can of worms that George W. Bush cracked open in Iraq in 2003, which Barack Obama tried to close and essentially gave up on by the end of 2011, is now spilling over into a major Middle East catastrophe.

    A Sunni insurgency has rocked the corrupt regime of Prime...

06/19/2014 - 12:58am

    The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue.

    Cantor's...

06/12/2014 - 3:09am

    Asking whether Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016 is getting to be like asking whether the pope is Catholic. She continues to insist she hasn't decided, but if you walk and quack like a duck, you must be one.

    The title of her new memoir, "Hard...

06/09/2014 - 1:07am

    Sen. John McCain, whose failed challenge to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election still rankles fellow Republicans, is back in harness as his party's chief Obama scold and bete noire.

    The administration's decision to swap that American soldier held...

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