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How to Be a Republican Mayor

San Diego’s Kevin Faulconer thinks he can show the GOP how to win back the nation’s big cities. But is there enough substance to back his style?<p>San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is currently the great urban hope of the Republican Party—thanks to Bob Filner’s spectacular failure.<p>Filner resigned as San …

San Diego

The Speech That Set Off the Debate About America’s Role in the World

Seventy-five years ago this evening, on December 29, 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt—recently reelected to an unprecedented third term in office—took to the airwaves at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time to address an increasingly restive nation on the sobering topic of war mobilization. Across the Atlantic, …

Political Science

The Great Renaming Craze of 2015

How a worthy examination of our country’s troubled past become a wholesale condemnation of our troubled forebears. And why we should be worried about it.<p>In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at the dedication of the Jefferson Memorial at the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Jefferson was …

The Long History of Leading From Behind

Obama’s effort to fix an overextended foreign policy is a lot like Nixon and Kissinger’s.<p>No matter how many books are written about Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, there’s always room on the shelf for more. Our fascination with these two larger-than-life characters hardly needs explaining. …

Trump's threat to sue Bush donor backfires

Complaint to FEC faults Trump for using a company lawyer for campaign work.<p>Donald Trump's threats to sue just sparked a bigger legal fight.<p>Charlie Spies, the Republican campaign-finance whiz who counsels PACs supporting Jeb Bush, is alleging that Trump illegally mixed business and politics when his …

Scant sympathy for refugees in Europe's ex-communist east

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — When Latvia last month decided to accept 250 of the tens of thousands of refugees seeking shelter in Europe, hundreds of …

Europe

What Europe needs to solve the refugee crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hours after the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the blame game began. Populist, conservative and Eurosceptic parties and movements across Europe pointed fingers at the refugees. They argued that the uncontrolled influx of so many refugees fleeing the wars in Syria and …

Can Turkey help stop the flow of refugees into Europe? | Turkey

After months of confusion and disputes on how to deal with the refugee crisis facing Europe, the European Union has finally come up with what it hopes will be the solution.<p>It has struck a deal with Turkey to try to control the flow of asylum seekers.<p>For more than $3bn, the EU desperately wants …

The Latest: Vienna orchestra to buy home for 4 families

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:<p>8:40 p.m.<p>The …

Asylum Seekers

Illegal Immigrants Could Elect Hillary

How noncitizens decrease Republican chances of winning the White House next year.<p>Illegal immigrants—along with other noncitizens without the right to vote—may pick the 2016 presidential winner. Thanks to the unique math undergirding the Electoral College, the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal …

Should Immigration Require Assimilation?

Every year, unique people—each with their own cultural history—become new citizens of the United States. Must they leave their own heritage behind?<p>The ceremony in which Marta Quintanilla Call became a U.S. citizen was held in a cavernous high-school auditorium in Oakton, Virginia. She and 499 other …

Is Ohio the Next Home Of Hanging Chads?

The integrity of the election is under threat—in Ohio and across the country.<p>Columbus, Ohio—In America’s quintessential swing state, aging voting machines and partisan battles are casting doubt over the fairness of the 2016 election. Immediately after the 2004 election, when tens of thousands of …

Hillary Clinton: ‘I take a backseat to no one’ on liberal record

Hillary never mentioned Bernie Sanders by name, but the subtext was unmistakeable.<p>HANOVER, N.H. — Hillary Clinton arrived in this liberal New England enclave with a message for anyone thinking about voting for Sen. Bernie Sanders of next-door Vermont: “I take a backseat to no one when you look at …

Conservatives Are the Real Winners This SCOTUS Season

Fox News' Paul Gigot lamented "As the Justices wrap up their term on a decidedly liberal note... the claim that this is a conservative court doesn't really hold up!" and a triumphant Huffington Post proclaimed, "Liberals Just Had An Amazing Week At The Supreme Court" Everyone seems to think this is …

America’s Unexpected Civil Rights Champion

Nikki Haley’s leadership reminds us how change happens.<p>Throughout the long fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Lyndon Johnson and his allies kept hoping they might find “a Southern Vandenberg,” that is, a segregationist Democrat who would switch sides and galvanize bipartisan support for the …

The Supreme Court's most memorable quotes on gay marriage

The Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal nationwide on Friday, ruling 5-4 that states can no longer deny marriage licenses to gay couples.<p>The case in question, <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i>, joined together multiple cases in which gay and lesbian Americans argued that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed …

The Bernie Sanders 'Rape Fantasy' Essay, Explained

Mother Jones dug up a 1972 essay that Bernie Sanders wrote for the <i>Vermont Freeman</i>, an alternative newspaper. The article, called, "Man-and-Woman," is a commentary on gender roles. But it's also caused a stir, as is bound to happen anytime a candidate mentions rape.<p>If you haven't been following the …

‘No Reason a Democrat Has to Be a Weakling’

The grand ambitions of Alan Grayson, Florida’s expletive-spouting, headline-grabbing congressman.<p>Alan Grayson is Elizabeth Warren without a filter—but he intends with her help to become Florida’s great Democratic hope. Since Grayson first burst onto the national media scene as a first-term …

Ronald Reagan’s FDR side: What today’s conservatives — and liberals — get wrong about the Gipper

<b>(AP/Ron Edmonds)</b><p>He knew politics’ purpose is to govern, not preserve ideological purity. He pursued Goldwater ends with FDR means<p>H.W. Brands<p>May 16, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Reagan: The Life”<p>Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Lech Wałesa arrived from abroad. Tony Blair, Thatcher’s …

Political Science

How Cardin and Corker clinched the Iran deal

An indicted senator and Democratic disagreements made for a tough assignment.<p>Days after Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted on federal corruption charges, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was on the phone with the man who would replace him as the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations …

Has Hillary Really Helped the World’s Women?

It’s complicated. Just look at Saudi Arabia.<p>Many leaders have had doctrines named after them—from the Monroe Doctrine to the Truman Doctrine to the Bush Doctrine—but so far there’s only that can be ascribed to a woman: the Hillary Doctrine. As Hillary Clinton herself defined it, “the subjugation of …

15 immigrants protected from deportation arrested in sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in …

Immigration

For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions

In a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, parents crammed into child-sized desks and dug through their pockets and purses for pens as Ann Lee launches a PowerPoint presentation.<p>Her primer on college admissions begins with the basics: application deadlines, the relative virtues of the …

Bill Clinton Apologizes To Mexico For War On Drugs

Former President Bill Clinton apologized to Mexico during a speech there last week for a backfired U.S. war on drugs that has fueled spiraling violence.<p>“I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it’s not really your fault,” Clinton told an audience of students and business leaders at the recent …

Woman showcased by Obama in State of the Union is a former Democratic campaign staffer

The woman whose story of economic recovery was showcased by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address Tuesday is a former Democratic campaign staffer and has been used by Obama for political events in the past.<p>Rebekah Erler has been presented by the White House as a woman who was …