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Author Archives: Dana Milbank / Syndicated Columnist

In D.C. stupidity takes on a new name

WASHINGTON – A gaffe, under the oft-cited Michael Kinsley rule, is when somebody in Washington accidentally speaks the truth.

GOP can pout, but Obama has won

WASHINGTON – Among the many ways Republican members of Congress are contemplating to punish President Obama for his executive actions on immigration is a proposal of elegant simplicity:

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 …