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WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney, who as governor of Massachusetts turned to John Sasso for help in getting a health-care bill through the state legislature, may want to solicit the Democratic operative's advice again, this time on how to handle Ron Paul.

Mon, 01/02/2012 - 5:40pm

The Washington Post asked Republicans who ran or considered running for president this year what the remaining contenders should focus on heading into the Iowa caucuses.

Sun, 01/01/2012 - 9:36pm

The last New Year's Day in human history is here. You may not believe so, but millions do. They're convinced that ancient Maya priests calculated Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of the world as we know it.

Sun, 01/01/2012 - 9:36pm

In 1918 a German scholar named Oswald Spengler produced a weighty tome titled "Decline of the West," which had quite a vogue in the first half of the 20th century and probably still sits unread in American homes.

Sun, 01/01/2012 - 9:35pm

WASHINGTON - The most important social trend of the past 20 years is as positive as it is underappreciated: the United States' plunging crime rate. Between 1991 and 2010, the homicide rate in the United States fell 51 percent, from 9.

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 6:59pm

The United States and its allies have been working for months to remove Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh from the multi-sided, bloody and increasingly anarchic political conflict in his country.

Wed, 12/28/2011 - 5:52pm

Dmitry Medvedev has proved timid, ineffectual and ultimately powerless during his tenure as Russia's president. But give him this: The Deep Purple fan at least has recognized that the authoritarian regime built by his boss, Vladimir Putin, is unworkable.

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 4:46pm

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama probably will have to pull out a familiar card next year: the luck of the draw. In winning the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, the president defeated political heavyweights, starting with Hillary Clinton.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 6:35pm

After Newt Gingrich rose in the polls, criticism of the former House speaker began grabbing headlines. But Republican establishment attacks on Newt are not new.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 6:34pm

The state with both the nation's best ACT scores and one of its worst achievement gaps between students of color and their white peers is re-thinking how it measures accountability in the classroom.

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 6:33pm