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    No stopping Justice Ginsburg

    WASHINGTON — Midway through Monday’s arguments at the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be fading. She was looking down at her case material, her head resting in her hand, her face just a few inches above the desk. She looked up for a ...

    Justices skeptical of carbon rules

    WASHINGTON — It has the makings of a royal mess for “King Barack.” Monday morning’s Supreme Court argument about the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases went badly for the Obama administration — so much so that the rea ...

    The battle for the conservative soul

    WASHINGTON — Arthur Brooks, head of the American Enterprise Institute, had the unorthodox idea to invite the Dalai Lama to exchange views on capitalism with a panel of scholars at the conservative think tank last week. The Tibetan spiritual leader gently ...

    A titanic clash- among plantiffs

    WASHINGTON — The legal fight against National Security Agency surveillance is shaping up to be a titanic clash, with pugilistic litigants trading charges and countercharges of bad faith and misinformation. ...

    That sinking feeling from CBO

    WASHINGTON — For years, the White House has trotted out the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office to show that Obamacare would cut health care costs and reduce deficits: “CBO Confirms Families Will Save Money Under Health Reform.” “CBO Update Shows Lowe ...

    Obama's diminished ambitions

    WASHINGTON — President Obama spoke Tuesday about “the state of our union,” but the actions he discussed were largely his own. “I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy.” “I’ll cut red tape to help states get those factories built.” “I’ll use my authority ...

    Republicans keep repeating themselves

    WASHINGTON — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday outlined his party’s priorities for 2014. They are, in ascending order of importance: — Obamacare. — Obamacare! Obamacare! — OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACARE! OBAMACAR ...

    Congress's drag on the economy

    Congress’s drag on the economy By Dana Milbank, It is tantalizing to wonder, as Ben Bernanke did Wednesday afternoon, how much better the economy would be today, and how many millions more would have jobs, if Congress hadn’t done so much over the past few ...

    Obama’s photo policy smacks of propaganda

    Is the Obama White House airbrushing history? It was a hallmark of the Stalin era: Fallen Soviet leaders vanished from official photographs. Nobody accuses President Obama of such subterfuge (well, nobody except for those who believe he forged his birth c ...

    Obama is bubble-wrapped

    Near the end of his new book, “Days of Fire,” my friend and former colleague Peter Baker recounts a moment in the White House Situation Room in 2008 when President George W. Bush was uncharacteristically reflective. ...

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