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Doyle McManus
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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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Paradox: A nuclear deal with Iran is likely to sharpen US-Iran conflict in places like Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
When the United States and Iran began inching toward an agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear technology, optimists suggested that a deal could open the way for a broader rapprochement between the two countries. That no longer seems like even a remote possibility.
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Ted Cruz says he's signing up for Obamacare. Hypocrisy? Not really. But it makes for a clumsy start to his campaign.
When Sen. Ted Cruz , the conservative firebrand from Texas, launched his presidential campaign last week at the Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, he earned grudgingly glowing reviews from otherwise skeptical pundits. The very next day he drove straight into a pothole on his already-narrow road to the Republican nomination: Obamacare .
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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 doesn't want Congress to vote on an Iran deal until after it's done, but he's already losing that argument. http://lat.ms/1a5GMSu
President Obama faces two serious problems as he tries to protect his still-unfinished nuclear agreement with Iran from congressional tinkering — or destruction. One is the ferocious opposition of Republican hawks who view the deal as insufficiently tough on Tehran. The other is nervousness among Democrats who view the deal as promising but politically risky.
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If you think the federal government should be run more like a business, cutting the IRS budget is nuts.
As you labor over your tax returns this month, spare a moment of sympathy for the least-loved agency in the federal government: the Internal Revenue Service.
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Joe Biden: Stuck in the role of understudy -- but there's nothing wrong with that.
Joe Biden still wants to run for president. At least, his friends tell me, a big part of him does. He talks about the prospect readily, whenever reporters or voters ask. He doesn't sound as if the ambition that fired him to run when he was 44 or 64 has diminished at 72.
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What Americans really want in a foreign policy
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President Obama is suffering from a shortage of foreign policy successes -- in Russia, Ukraine, Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian mediation.

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