Jules Witcover

03/02/2017 - 12:00pm

    Last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, featuring lengthy remarks from President Trump and his chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, telegraphed their plans to commit the whole Republican Party to their concept of economic nationalism.

    Bannon declared that Trump's "America...

01/20/2017 - 9:45am

    Today's inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president will be the 16th I've witnessed in Washington, in person or via television, going back to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957. All have been confirmations of the marvel of continuity in the transition of national power.

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01/18/2017 - 5:00pm

    In the congressional Republicans' rush to put some meat on the bones of the president-elect's pledge to bury Obamacare, they've already found themselves out of the starting gate without another horse to ride.

    After trying about 60 times...

01/15/2017 - 1:00pm

    President Obama's decision to go home to Chicago to deliver his farewell address to the nation was not too surprising, considering he will be leaving a Washington that over the last eight years has brought him as much heartache as satisfaction.

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01/12/2017 - 1:00pm

    The current uproar over the Russian hacking into the 2016 presidential election is not the first, nor the most consequential, foreign intrusion into American politics.

    In the 1968 election, agents of Richard Nixon, with his knowledge and...

01/11/2017 - 5:00pm

    President-elect Donald Trump, still officially only in the wings of power, had no hesitation horning in on the opening of Congress the other day. He castigated his own party's leaders for giving priority to a matter of House housekeeping rather than addressing his urgent call to make American great...

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