Leading Off

Does a Generation Burdened by Debt Care About Government Spending?

Democrats and Republicans would do well to talk about the federal deficit. No, seriously.
<p>A roll of 'I Voted' stickers, which are handed out to residents after they vote, sit on an election officials table at a polling place on November 4, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.</p>

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Hostile Climate

Obama Comes Out Swinging

Post-midterms Obama is ready to fight Congress on his legacy issues, including clean air.

Department of David Weigel

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Hindsight Dept.

Why Did Bruce Castor Pass on a Chance to Lock Up Bill Cosby?

One would think that it’s not very easy these days being the former prosecutor who failed to charge Bill Cosby a decade ago. Bruce Castor was the guy who fielded the case of Andrea Constand, the only one of Cosby’s accusers to file criminal charges, back in 2005. Constand was the respected director of operations for Temple University’s basketball team. Cosby was one of the biggest donors to the University. They became friends. He became her mentor. And so it went.

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An interview with the ambitious Philadelphia lawyer who decided against prosecuting the star in 2005. Read full story >
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Hecklers to Obama: Thanks But No Thanks

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