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Doyle McManus
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Newsflash: Americans are pessimistic about future, polls (and pols) say. Newsflash 2: They've been pessimistic for at least 30 years http://lat.ms/1EjB7jb
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who's running for the Republican presidential nomination, issued a stark warning recently.
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The GOP's surprisingly robust debate on foreign policy: hawks vs superhawks -- plus Rand Paul and Ted Cruz http://lat.ms/1REGHqG
Nearly a dozen of the Republicans who are running for president spent last weekend in South Carolina talking about foreign policy, and to any viewer who stumbled across the event on C-SPAN , it sounded like a contest in ferocity.
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Congress is shirking its duty to debate the war on ISIS, and it's bipartisan: both parties hate making hard decisions http://lat.ms/1IgjAOP
When President Obama announced nine months ago that the United States was going to war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria , Congress reached an unusual near-consensus on two big points: Entering the fight was a good idea, but it was also important that the legislative branch formally authorize the campaign.
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A question for Hillary Clinton: What rules will apply to her husband and the Clinton Foundation if she's elected? http://lat.ms/1GEQWmv
The harshest charges against Hillary Rodham Clinton — that she made decisions that favored donors to her family's charitable foundation when she was secretary of State — aren't sticking. Yes, the Obama administration approved a donor's sale of U.S. uranium mines to a Russian firm, but Clinton does not appear to have been involved. Yes, the administration concluded a trade treaty with Colombia that benefited Clinton Foundation donors, but that was...
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Drone Wars: Obama has succeeded in reducing civilian casualties -- but that doesn't mean we're winning http://lat.ms/1yZEccy
Almost two years ago, President Obama announced that he was tightening the rules under which the CIA carries out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries. “Before any strike is taken, there must be a near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured — the highest standard we can set,” he said.
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Elizabeth Warren will be a force in the Democratic primaries -- just not as a candidate. http://lat.ms/1E20Umn
Don't despair, political junkies. There's still going to be a vigorous debate in the Democratic presidential primary campaign — even though it won't really be about who the nominee should be. Unless she stumbles, Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to have the nomination pretty well sewn up.
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Obama debated poverty with a top conservative thinker last week. They found common ground -- and then hit a roadblock http://lat.ms/1Jqkdq7
An important but often neglected debate broke out in Washington last week: Which political party can do more for the nation's poor?
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Why Gulf Arabs worry about Obama: He thinks reconciling with Iran can be a positive sum game. They see it as zero sum http://lat.ms/1Pe5kMd
This week, President Obama will gather kings, emirs and sheiks from the oil-rich monarchies of the Persian Gulf at Camp David for a summit aimed at bolstering the U.S. alliance with their Sunni Muslim government.
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Bill Clinton says "it looks bad" when he's paid by big businesses, even if they got no favors in return. He's right http://lat.ms/1GEQWmv
The harshest charges against Hillary Rodham Clinton — that she made decisions that favored donors to her family's charitable foundation when she was secretary of State — aren't sticking. Yes, the Obama administration approved a donor's sale of U.S. uranium mines to a Russian firm, but Clinton does not appear to have been involved. Yes, the administration concluded a trade treaty with Colombia that benefited Clinton Foundation donors, but that was...
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Jeb Bush's retro moderation in the GOP race: it's like a dose of James Taylor at a Slayer concert. http://lat.ms/1dthXCh
For a Republican who once called himself a "head-banging conservative," Jeb Bush has said some surprisingly nice things about President Obama lately.
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The GOP billionaires' primary: Maybe we ought to ignore the candidates and let the mega-donors debate instead http://lat.ms/1yR1Rf8
The news that delivered the biggest jolt to the 2016 presidential campaign this week wasn't anything the candidates said or did.
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GOP choice in 2016: Expand the tent (Bush, Rubio, Paul), shrink the tent (Cruz), or try both at once (Walker). http://lat.ms/1FMUqFw
As the number of declared candidates in the presidential campaign grows, two competing theories have emerged among Republicans as to how one of their candidates can win the GOP nomination and, ultimately, the White House.
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What Americans really want in a foreign policy
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Why the rich are rattled
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The Milken Institute Global Conference, an annual gathering of investment bankers plus a smattering of social entrepreneurs, scientists and

Will Clinton run?
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Hillary Rodham Clinton sure sounds like a woman who wants to run for president.

Bangladesh's sweatshops: A boycott is not the answer
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One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. Th

Reading between the lines in Washington
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Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, really. Yet simple squiggles on a page, arranged just so, can convey ideas that change the

The GOP's 2016 handicap -- immigration
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In case you missed it, here's what former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had to say last week when asked about people who come to America illegally t

Is Obamacare too big to fail?
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When Obamacare 's first open-enrollment period ended last week, the tally was impressive: 7.1 million Americans signed up for insurance on f

What would a Republican president do about Ukraine?
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Here's what the United States has done so far in an attempt to deter further Russian incursions into Ukraine: applied two rounds of economic

Millennials rising
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Even compared with previous generations of young voters, 'millennials' are decidedly liberal, especially on social issues.

The dawn of Cold War II
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Patience again is a virtue as we enter a second Cold War.

Leading from behind in Syria
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Faced with bad options in Syria, President Obama is reviving a tactic he tried in an earlier war: leading from behind.

Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014
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The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be all about Obamacare . Republicans , it's argued, will try to expa

Henry Waxman, the 'tougher than a boiled owl' congressman
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Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incum

State of the Union: Obama's era of limits
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The rap against President Obama 's State of the Union address on Tuesday was that his agenda, once ambitious and transformational, has sudde

Harry Reid earns an assist on Iran
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The most important person in the U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations right now may be Harry Reid , the Senate Democratic leader from Searchlight,

The GOP discovers inequality
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"Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the wo

A new day at the NSA
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Individually, the concrete steps President Obama announced Friday toward reforming the National Security Agency 's surveillance programs wer

John Kerry's bicycle diplomacy in the Middle East
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Peace negotiations , a wise U.S. diplomat once said, are like riding a bicycle: No matter how slow you're moving, it's best to keep going —

Syria and the perils of proxy war
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The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of sk