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After Scalia death, Washington digs in for Supreme Court fight

WASHINGTON — One empty seat on the Supreme Court has changed everything. Washington awoke to a new political reality Monday, just two days after the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, which left a turbulent White House race transformed, a lame-duck president back at the center of the political storm and Senate Republican Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Trump and Cruz: The GOP’s worst nightmare

Vice President Joe Biden was not auditioning for a stint on “Saturday Night Live” or appealing to divine providence when he quipped to a packed crowd of Democrats recently that the Republicans may have given the Democrats a “gift from the Lord” in the presidential race. The heavenly gift Biden referred to comes in the Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Jeb Bush uses calculated racial insult

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush knew exactly what he was doing when he insulted African-American voters by alleging that the Democrats buy their votes with “free stuff.” In fact, it was no accident that he hurled his slur at Democrats at a campaign stop in South Carolina. Bush is wallowing in single digits in the Read More…