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President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress want to raise the minimum wage to improve the lot of the working poor. But they've got the wrong idea. The problem is not that these workers earn so little; it's that the things they buy cost so much. I...
During the epic deficits-and-debt donnybrook of mid-2011, two top aides to President Barack Obama proposed an ultimatum so onerous that Congress and the White House surely wouldn't let it happen. In his book "The Price of Politics," Bob Woodward of...
Tags: Jack Lew, Harry Reid, Republican Party, Politics, White House
It is the hottest ticket in the country. On Tuesday morning, only a lucky few will be inside the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the historic arguments over whether California’s gay marriage ban is constitutional. Among the 400 courtroom spectators...
Staff writerWhich Sunday morning show will generate the most headlines? I'm leaning toward NBC's "Meet the Press," which airs at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NRA President Wayne LaPierre discuss gun control with moderator David...
Think the automatic budget cuts Congress ordered at the beginning of March — the so-called sequester — haven't caused any pain yet? Think again. Judging from the squeals we're hearing from members of Congress whose districts are threatened...
Tags: NASA, Joe Wilson, National Government, Government Debt, Politics
WASHINGTON -- Shame on Harry Reid for killing any prospect of an assault weapons ban. I understand why he did it, but that doesn't make it right. In his State of the Union address, President Obama spoke with fiery eloquence about the cost of gun...
Tags: Dianne Feinstein, Harry Reid, Gaming, Weaponry, Politics
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelHouse Speaker John Boehner speaks at a Thursday press briefing on Capitol Hill. Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to Martha Raddatz on ABC's “...
FORT WASHINGTON, MD -- High-profile speeches by a pair of Republican presidential possibilities suggested that noneconomic issues are likely to emerge as 2014 and 2016 campaign themes as the economy continues to recover. Beyond pocketbook concerns,...
A day after firing up conservatives and hinting at his own political aspirations at a conference in Prince George's County, Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson kept his distance from the Republican Party during a national television appearance Sunday,...
Re "Over-praising preschool," Editorial, March 13 The Times' editorial board could learn from President Obama's observation in his State of the Union address that "every dollar we invest in high-quality early education can save more than $7 later on...
Tags: Research, Early Learning, Barack Obama
I can hear 'em now. "He's a good guy"; "He's a family man"; "He'll govern like a moderate"; "It will be so good for the country"; "He's post-partisan." That the election of a mixed-race candidate for president sent positive messages about America around...
Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative darling since he critiqued President Obama’s health care overhaul at the National Prayer Breakfast last month, was met with several standing ovations at the Conservative Political...
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