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Hope for Obamacare Advocates?

WASHINGTON -- Will Justice Anthony Kennedy's solicitude for states trump his antipathy to the Affordable Care Act and save the day for Obamacare?

With all the usual caveats -- it's dangerous to read too much into random comments at oral argument,...

Hillary's Impulse to Secrecy

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton may not have a serious opponent for the Democratic nomination -- except herself.

The Clintons' unfortunate tendency to be their own worst enemy is on display, again, with reports that, as secretary of state, Hillary ...

Hillary's Impulse to Secrecy

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton may not have a serious opponent for the Democratic nomination -- except herself.

The Clintons' unfortunate tendency to be their own worst enemy is on display, again, with reports that, as secretary of state, Hillary ...

In ACA Case, Context is Key

WASHINGTON -- As with everything else here these days, the talk about the Affordable Care Act case before the Supreme Court this week will focus on ideological splits: Will any conservative justice join the four liberals all but certain to back ...

Afghanistan's First Lady

WASHINGTON -- The most striking thing about interviewing Rula Ghani, the first lady of Afghanistan, may be that the interview is taking place at all.

Consider: Zeenat Karzai, the physician wife of former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, was rarely ...

Scott Walker's Education Fell Short

WASHINGTON -- In terms of his fitness for the presidency, the fact that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fell short of graduating from college is interesting but ultimately immaterial. What is relevant -- and concerning -- is how Walker talks about the...