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Fears grow about oil tanker shortage

Zack Colman | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Thousands of railcars must be upgraded or demoted under proposed safety standards.

What's in a name? Potentially, a lot of unhelpful baggage

Rebecca Berg | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

For a presidential candidate, being the heir to a political legacy can be a great boon, a heavy burden, or both.

How the GOP got this way

Michael Barone | Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Today's Republicans are largely united in opposition to the policies of the Obama administration, but they disagree on tactics.

Back to bad schools

Michael Q. McShane | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

The world children are being prepared for in school is fundamentally different from the one that awaits them after graduation.

Obama's delusions dispelled? Well, we can hope for change

Michael Barone | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

This is not what President Obama expected for his presidency. The world was not supposed to fall apart.

Dianne Feinstein denounced treachery, torture and spying on Congress

Susan Crabtree | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

The oldest serving senator in one of the upper chamber's most-demanding jobs, she can afford to be independent and doesn't have to worry about re-election if she decides to run again.

GOP governors' cave-in on Medicaid is shortsighted

Philip Klein | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

A growing number of Republican governors are caving in to Medicaid expansion through President Obama's healthcare law.

'Though we're better prepared, enemy far stronger than on 9/11'

Charles Hoskinson | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

U.S. troops are back in the fight in Iraq, and the debate in Washington has shifted from how to end the current wars to whether to start a new one against a more deadly version of the same enemy.

Three Dodd-Frank rules the finance industry wants most to change

Joseph Lawler | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial reform law passed Congress, most of its big regulatory provisions have been written. But that doesn't mean that the lobbying and politicking over the...

Obama lacks eyes and ears in hot spots around the world

Richard Pollock | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden didn't get the customary airport tarmac welcome by the U.S. ambassador to Guatemala when he arrived in the Central American nation June 20.