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Why Supreme Court Nominations Prompt Scorched-earth Warfare

Jonah Goldberg, After successfully delivering the secret knock and password, a beleaguered, unshaven older man walks into the bunker, stomping out the cold from his feet on the way in. He walks over to one of the garbage-can fires, where his younger yet battle-hardened comrades are gathered, strategizing about the fight to come. As the

Benghazi panel misses self-imposed deadline to issue report

WASHINGTON — The House Benghazi Committee missed a self-imposed deadline to issue a report “before summer,” the latest setback for a probe that has gone on for more than two years and drawn scorn from Democrats who say its primary goal is to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. The panel’s chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.,

Jeff Gordon misses practice, battling back spasms before Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. — Battling back spasms, Sprint Cup Series points leader Jeff Gordon missed final practice for the Coca-Cola 600 Saturday and will have Regan Smith on standby for Sunday’s race. Gordon has battled back issues the last several years but rarely to the point where he has had to get out of his car.

Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown early Tuesday morning after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused. As Congress gridlocked, Obama said a “shutdown will have