Government

12/18/2014 - 4:41am

    How often will President Obama come to House Speaker John Boehner's rescue even when Republican leaders aren't willing to give much in return? And does the president want to preside over a split in his party?

    These are among the...

12/18/2014 - 3:24am

    I asked Marty Peretz the other day whether his goal during the nearly four decades that he had owned The New Republic was ever to make a profit. "Absolutely not," he bellowed. "I think we were profitable maybe three or four years." One...

12/18/2014 - 3:23am

    One of the lovely formulations in John F. Kennedy's inaugural address expressed his hope that "a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion." Kennedy was talking about the Cold War, but we could use a little of this in the...

12/18/2014 - 3:20am

    The furor over President Barack Obama's executive action shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation poses hazards for him, including legislative complications, a possible legal challenge and a public backlash.

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12/18/2014 - 3:18am

    The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday is planning to release the executive summary of its inquiry into the CIA's detention and interrogation program, more than eight years after President George W. Bush announced the closure of the agency's...

12/18/2014 - 3:16am

    If there's one thing you can say about the 2016 Republican presidential field, it is this: It is going to be huge.

    There are as many as 23 names on some long (long) lists of potential...

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