Ask most people on Capitol Hill and they’ll say: 50-50. Those are the odds they give for a government shutdown.
WASHINGTON — News consumers by now have absorbed the message that Republicans are going to defund Obamacare, shut down the government, ruin the economy and starve the poor.
WASHINGTON — About 30 years ago as a young reporter in Florida, I was assigned a series on gun control in response to gun violence, which had peaked in the U.S. in 1980.
As weve stalled in making a decision about how to handle Syria (two years and counting), Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been allowed to emerge as reasonable heads of state, talking down to the U.S., lecturing us about our misplaced belief in exceptionalism, and making demands that mock our president.
WASHINGTON — Rarely, if ever, has so much talk preceded a proposed military strike.
WASHINGTON — Undoubtedly you’ve heard that American credibility is on the line, thanks to President Obama’s vacillation on what to do about Syria.
The president is up early, already showered and preparing to shave. Wiping steam from the mirror, he grimaces slightly at his image.
MOUNTAINTOP, N.C. — If opinions differ on Miley Cyrus’ raunchy performance during MTV’s recent Video Music Awards, on one thing we all can agree: Miley loves her tongue.
WASHINGTON — In one of the early episodes of “Portlandia,” the satirical show that makes fun of all things Portland, Ore., a couple dining out interviews the waitress about their potential chicken dinner.
WASHINGTON – Children, children.
WASHINGTON — Three years out and you’d think the deed was done: Madame President Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton.
The media-created mommy wars haven’t just jumped the shark and entered the realm of “Sharknado.” Where women once debated ways to balance family-and-career — a hyphenated oxymoron if ever there was one — they’re now clashing over whether having babies is really all that.
WASHINGTON — When The Washington Post Writers Group came courting several years ago, inviting me to join the company’s syndicate, I remember well the pitch: We’re a family.
As congressional leaders depart the nation’s capital for a much-deserved five-week break, it is with a sense of relief and pride in accomplishment: A grand bargain budget that ends sequestration and makes rational spending cuts, a sane immigration reform package, and progress on a cost-cutting health care plan.
WASHINGTON – They lost me at the word “women.”
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