| Jul 28, 2013
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney spent eight years choking personal privacy to within an inch of its life. After they were done, Barack Obama showed up, expressed heartfelt sympathy and stood on its throat. But despite their efforts, it isn't quite dead....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a heated confrontation over domestic spying, members of Congress said Wednesday they never intended to allow the National Security Agency to build a database of every phone call in America. And they threatened to curtail the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:43 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights act last week, it handed Republicans tough questions with no easy answers over how, and where, to attract voters even GOP leaders say the party needs to stay nationally competitive....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:32 PM
When the Supreme Court struck down a major section of the Voting Rights Act, which required nine states to get federal approval of any election change, there were howls of anger and despair among liberals. They see the provision as vital to preventing new...
| Jun 13, 2013
"And so the charges of the hysterics are revealed for what they are: castles in the air. Built on misrepresentation. Supported by unfounded fear. Held aloft by hysteria. On this and every other tool provided in the Patriot Act, charges of abuse of power...
| Jun 12, 2013
Yes, President Big Brother has been hurt by the National Security Agency domestic spying scandal.
He once campaigned for the White House as a champion of civil liberties, and now he haplessly defends the NSA's secret data mining of the American people,...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 6:02 PM
One month after National Rifle Assn. Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre blamed violent entertainment in the wake of the Dec. ......
| Feb 15, 2013
| 3:26 PM
During the '60s civil rights juggernaut, the "black is beautiful" movement flowered.
It was the next logical step in America's extreme racial makeover. It affirmed the African aesthetic. It issued a counterpunch to centuries of stiff jabs about the...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:32 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama's fitness initiatives are defended after U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner says her rear end is too big. Say what?...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Michelle Obama: Does Michelle Obama know -- or care -- that people keep taking pot shots at her butt? A Republican lawmaker is the latest to remark on it. His office says he will apologize....
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Congress is revving up its engines to stop motorcycle-only checkpoints. A measure inserted into the House transportation bill would bar the U.S. Department of Transportation from providing grants to local or state governments for such checkpoints....
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Under a new rule, the EPA will require you to buy a minimum of four gallons of gas from any pump that sells E15, or gasoline that's 15% ethanol. Most stations sell E10, or 10% ethanol. But the handful of......