| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- Four new U.S. senators have taken the oath of office since the start of the 113th Congress but only one, Cory Booker, New Jersey’s new junior senator, has attracted much attention.
Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath to...
| Nov 13, 2013
Is it too early to think about who's running for president in 2016, three years from now?
Not in Washington, a city with more campaign consultants than dry cleaners.
After all, we're talking about a business that raised and spent more than $2 billion,...
| Oct 30, 2013
Anticipating the Securities and Exchange Commission's actions can feel like waiting for Godot. The SEC has been sitting on a petition for a new rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose to shareholders what corporate funds are spent on...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It may be at least a year before Hillary Clinton announces if she will run for president in 2016, but in the next few weeks, her presence in Los Angeles and Hollywood may be as busy as her last bid for the White House.
On Wednesday, she is scheduled to...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:12 PM
The most important takeaway from the new NBC News poll on the 2016 presidential race: Everybody calm down. Nothing has changed.
The survey, published Tuesday, found Republicans split over their future options, with the establishment versus tea party...
| Oct 7, 2013
"We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate." — President Obama, in his second inaugural speech
So much for that.
I happen to hold with those who think that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
On July 1, the rate on new federal Stafford subsidized student loans doubled to 6.8 percent after the House and Senate failed to compromise on a fix. If nothing more happens, some seven million college students this fall will be taking on far more...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Appearing on CNN, retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman gave voice to the conventional wisdom: "In my opinion the last two years, 2011-12, have been the least productive and most partisan and uncompromising in my 24 years here." For Lieberman, like much of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Happy New Year! May your 2013 be filled with love, laughter, passion and 365 full nights of sleep.
Through the years, I've discovered something about New Year's resolutions: While it's not so easy to keep them, it's very easy to make them for other...
| Sep 25, 2013
So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president?
In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Elizabeth Warren, Occupy Wall Street's favorite senator, is getting another round of praise from liberals for a speech she gave at the AFL-CIO convention on Sept. 8. It's one more reason the Massachusetts Democrat, just elected in November, is being...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:30 PM
The leader of the nation's largest labor federation denounced several top American corporations and the U.S. Supreme Court for contributing to the erosion of the middle class.
In a fiery speech to thousands of union members at the AFL-CIO convention...