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The top news out of the House Republican retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia is that the party is considering a short-term extension of the debt limit...

At his press conference yesterday: The president demanded that the Republicans surrender their most powerful bargaining chip—the debt ceiling—first and then “I’m happy to have a...

Democrats had good reason to celebrate President Obama’s victory in the fiscal cliff. The House Republican caucus wasn’t just routed; it was nearly torn apart,...

President Obama made it clear he wasn’t going to be satisfied with the tax increase on upper income earners that he forced on Congress during...

The Hill reports that the defense industry is anxious the fiscal cliff tax deal may increase the likelihood of Pentagon cuts: The defense industry is worried...

On Friday, my friend and colleague Peter Wehner wrote about the question of how the Republican Party can avoid a repeat of the fiscal cliff...

It's certainly true that negotiations over how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff were particularly difficult ones for Republicans. President Obama had a huge...

Saul Bellow used to joke that while the unexamined life is not worth living, the examined life will make you wish you were dead. The...

Among the big winners of the resolution of the congressional fiscal cliff debacle was Vice President Joe Biden. Rather than being relegated to funeral duty...

John Boehner isn’t resigning from his position as House speaker--despite dubious Internet rumors to the contrary--but there is clearly a campaign to try to push...

It did not escape the notice of political observers that some of the leading candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination came down on opposite...

In April 2008, during the Democratic primary season, Barack Obama criticized John McCain for seeming to favor economic policies of the Bush administration that McCain...