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Karen Tumulty
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 31, 2013
Health care vow comes back to haunt Obama
It is a catchy sound bite that has turned around to bite the hand that fed it to the country: If you like the health insurance you have, you can keep it.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 29, 2013
Shutdown quandary shows Washington's breakdown
Washington once again stands at a moment of crisis — only this time, Democrats and Republicans are not negotiating a way to avoid it. They are not even speaking to one another.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 28, 2013
Weiner wife emerges as husband's chief defender despite repeat of sex scandal
It was his news conference, but it was hard to take your eyes off her. With Huma Abedin's emergence as her husband's chief defender and protector in a second sex scandal, she made a public transformation from being the victim of Anthony Weiner's transgressions to a full partner in his ambition.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 24, 2013
Is Rand Paul going mainstream, or is mainstream going Rand Paul?
Rand Paul seems to be crossing over to the mainstream — or maybe it's the other way around. When Kentucky's junior senator arrived in Washington just over two years ago, he seemed destined to inhabit the role of perpetual outlier. But now, he's in the mix on just about everything that is happening,...
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 12, 2013
Monitoring scandals unite left, right
A late spring storm of Washington controversies has created a rare event in these partisan, polarized times: a shared I-told-you-so moment for the left and the right.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 1, 2013
Have U.S. political parties lost their purpose?
The Democrats and Republicans may be worlds apart on most things, but at their headquarters just two blocks away from each other on Capitol Hill, each is confronting the same question: Have political parties lost their purpose?
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 25, 2013
After steep fall from grace, ex-Gov. Mark Sanford now hiking comeback trail
In the annals of political redemption stories, it is hard to top the one that Republican Former Gov. Mark Sanford is attempting to write in South Carolina, the state he once headed.

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