Someone determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government’s role in exacerbating inequality.
WASHINGTON — For President Obama, a public spat between his trusted ally at the CIA and a loyal Democratic senator has put into sharp focus his complicated role in managing the post-Sept. 11 anti-terror programs he inherited from George W. Bush.
In this March 11, 2014, photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. talks to reporters as she leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after saying that the CIA’s improper search of a stand-alone computer network establi…
WASHINGTON — Addressing gay and lesbian concerns, the Obama administration Friday moved to expand health insurance access for same-sex couples and close a loophole that threatened to leave some HIV/AIDS patients without coverage.
WASHINGTON — The nation’s for-profit colleges accused the Obama administration on Friday of engaging in a “discriminatory, punitive” attack against programs that help many nontraditional students find meaningful employment. The administration says it’s those very students it’s trying to protect.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing rules designed to protect students at for-profit colleges from amassing debt they can’t pay off — and still pass judicial muster after a previous version was thrown out by a federal judge.
WASHINGTON — Bipartisan Senate bargainers ended a long-running election-season standoff and struck a compromise renewing expired jobless benefits for five months for more than 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest, the lawmakers said Thursday.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., obviously is a great adherent of the adage “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
NEW YORK — Not long ago, I made a marble pound cake. Marble pound cake requires making a vanilla batter, adding chocolate to half of it, and then swirling the batters together in a pan. This meant that once my loaf pan was in the oven, I had two bowls and two spoons coated in sweet, egg-y ba…
President Obama announced last week a new race-based initiative, My Brother’s Keeper.