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  • ‘March’: Congressman reaches out to youth with civil rights comic

     
    Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
  • 'We can't make extortion a routine part of our democracy'

     
    So said President Obama yesterday. And I agree. The Republicans are calling for "negotiations," as though both side have some changes they'd like to implement -- some new policies or regulations or tax-code alterations -- and the usual sorts of......
  • California lawmakers again consider legalizing sports betting

     
    California lawmakers consider legalization of sports betting...
  • South African court sentences rhino horn smuggler to 40 years

     
    South African court sentences foreign rhino horn smuggler to 40 years jail: A South African court Friday sentenced Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai, to 40 years jail for his part in a Laos-based rhino smuggling syndicate which managed to take dozens of...
  • Schwartz makes case for electability, tests abortion issue

     
    Guest post by Morning Call reporter Scott Kraus New internal polling of likely Democratic voters by the Allyson Schwartz campaign shows the Philadelphia-area Congresswoman remains best-known and continues to hold a significant lead over her top...
  • More thoughts on Syria

     
    With remarkably little to show for a week of intensive lobbying, the last bit of leverage that Democrats expect the White House to use is this: Barack Obama’s presidency depends on it... the lead paragraph of President Obama’s last best......
  • The archives of 'if'

     
    UPDATES from yesterday afternoon: Jake Tapper, CNN: It seems to me that what happened today with Secretary Kerry is he engaged in a hypothetical, forgetting that as secretary of state he's not supposed to engage in hypotheticals, and this was......
  • Obamacare Urban Legend

     
    Ever since writing about Ronald Reagan and Obamacare last week, I've been hearing from readers who want to know why Congress exempted itself from the law. It's an urban legend. Rather than try to explain all the details here, I'll......
  • An iffy situation

     
    Wednesday's print column Hypothetically speaking, speculation might help What if we attack Syria? What if we don't? These are the biggest "what if?" questions on the planet right now. Yet the White House team tasked with handling them is showing......
  • Could the House be any more hostile to Obama?

     
    The idea that Obama will make himself an early lame duck if Congress rejects his request to bomb Syria is ...easily belied by the fact that Congress probably isn’t going to do anything else anyhow.... Brian Beutler, SalonThough this breaking......
  • This I no longer believe -- parliamentary-style government

     
    By Bob Foys, Chicago As a college student in the 1960's closely following the tortured political machinations involved in trying to get civil rights legislation through a Congress in which apparently neither political party could enforce discipline on its...
  • Schwartz to speak, meet with Democrats in Allentown this week

     
    Allyson Schwartz, the Democratic Congresswoman and announced 2014 candidate for Pennsylvania governor will visit Allentown Friday, addressing the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual Lehigh Valley Women's Summit at Cedar Crest College. Schwartz is...