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Author Archives: Dana Milbank / Syndicated Columnist

In sacking Hagel, Obama echoes Bush

WASHINGTON – When Barack Obama looks in the mirror these days, he must see a terrifying visa …

Waiting on immigration didn’t help

WASHINGTON – Back in July, when President Obama was deciding whether to take executive action on immigration before the midterm elections, I got into one of those cable-news debates that offer the president unsolicited advice from the unqualified.

Now comes the hard part for GOP

WASHINGTON – During political campaigns, candidates usually tell voters what they would do if elected.

For GOP, saying no may be enough

WASHINGTON – It sounds like the beginning of a joke: Two libertarians and a corporate lobbyi …

Not strangers, but surely estranged

WASHINGTON – The old frenemies sat in the Oval Office on Wednesday, their chair legs 18 inches apart, attempting some reasonable facsimile of personal chemistry.

Secret Service needs agents, funding

WASHINGTON – The last lunch hour of the summer was like many others outside the White House gates.

Republicans beat ground war drums

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was testifying Tuesday about the need for militar …