'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Five months into his improvisational second term, a sluggish economy and severe jobless rate seem to have vanished from President Obama's agenda.
There's a killer on the loose. Known for murdering in cold blood with a sharp blade, the government has nevertheless turned a blind eye to the killer's trail of death and destruction.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn't like the direction the federal judiciary is heading, so he has come up with a variant of court-packing to achieve his results.
President Obama said Thursday that al Qaeda is nearly defeated and the war on terrorism has changed since he took office, and that demands a broad rethink that includes scaling down drone attacks, transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay and revisiting the 2001 congressional resolution that set the country on perpetual war footing.
Washington is a one-industry town. The nation's capital has wonderful art museums, concerts and theaters, but they're only supplements to the big story playing out on the front pages - always the government.
Senators voted 97-0 Thursday to confirm Srikanth Srinivasan to a judgeship on the vitally important U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia after Republicans relented and allowed the vote to go forward this week.
The legal arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling that invalidated President Obama's controversial recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
President Obama's choice of Hyatt hotel heiress Penny Pritzker as secretary of commerce, to be taken up Thursday by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, puts Democrats on the panel between that famous rock and a hard place.
An American citizen killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan in 2011 was arrested by Pakistani authorities three years earlier but escaped after being released on bail, officials said Thursday.
The Senate on Thursday finally confirmed President Obama's first judicial nominee to the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
George W. Bush employed an anti-terrorism strategy of taking the fight to the enemy abroad "so we do not have to face them here at home." Barack Obama has replaced that with welcoming the enemy to our shores and bestowing on him American citizenship.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he won't start to pick any big fights with Republicans because he's afraid of upsetting the momentum to pass an immigration bill — and that includes delaying President Obama's Labor Department nominee.
Where are we now in this morass of Obama administration scandals? We have The Associated Press imbroglio. We have the Benghazi imbroglio. We have the Internal Revenue Service imbroglio.
Three days of hearings have shown that IRS scrutiny of conservative organizations extended beyond a few rogue employees in Cincinnati, that the agency staged its announcement of the bad news to try to limit the damage, and that the White House knew more, and knew it earlier, than it first admitted.
The Washington Times rightly criticizes the Obama administration for demanding unconstitutional college speech codes ("Repealing free speech," Comment & Analysis, May 17). The Department of Education wrongly claims that any "unwelcome" speech about sexual topics is "sexual harassment" — even if it does not offend an "objectively reasonable person."
President Barack Obama stressed the point this week, saying: "So let me be clear: Seafood from the Gulf today is safe to eat, but we need to make sure that it stays that way."
President Obama said the nation will continue to fight the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for "as long as it takes."