| Oct 16, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Something interesting is happening in the Republican Party, and it's not the unexpected rise of Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan. The really significant development is the resilience Mitt Romney is showing as a top-tier candidate.
Ironically, Romney, the...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Arlen Specter, the storied Pennsylvania politician who was a state institution for decades before switching political parties and losing in a Democratic primary two years ago, is hospitalized with a very serious illness.
Specter, who survived a brain...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 7:32 AM
To a congressional novice, it's a shocking statistic: Bob Casey has sponsored hundreds of bills and zero, zip, nada have become law.
That's the centerpiece of Republican candidate Tom Smith's first concentrated attack on Casey. The campaign has launched...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Once upon a time, Joe Sestak thumbed his nose at Democratic establishment and primaried party-pick Arlen Specter for theU.S. Senate. As the story goes, he beat Specter, but lost in the general election to Pat Toomey.
Now, the former U.S. congressman is...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Pat Toomey's U.S. Senate GOP colleagues have tapped him to take over as head of the Senate Republican Steering Committe, a group that shapes conservative policy making on Capitol Hill.
Toomey will replace South Carolina Tea Party favorite Jim DeMint.
| Aug 9, 2007
As the Senate prepared for its all-night debate on Iraq last month, Joseph Lieberman stood with Republicans and lambasted war opponents, most of them Democrats.
``They're already asleep about the consequences of an American defeat in Iraq for our...
| Feb 7, 2009
President Obama and Senate Democratic leaders, propelled by news of the biggest one-month loss of jobs in 35 years, hammered out a deal Friday evening that clears the way for Senate approval of a massive economic stimulus plan.
The compromise, the...
| Jun 20, 2008
| 10:10 AM
The House today easily approved a compromise bill setting new electronic surveillance rules that effectively shield telecommunications companies from lawsuits arising from the government's terrorism-era warrantless eavesdropping on phone and computer...
| Jul 11, 2007
WITH PRESIDENT BUSH invoking executive privilege to prevent former aides from testifying about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, and congressional Democrats hinting at a cover-up, it seems naive to ask why the branches of government can't just get...
| Jan 29, 2009
After appropriately questioning Atty. Gen.-designate Eric H. Holder Jr. about his past conduct and plans for the Justice Department, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved his nomination by a lopsided margin. Holder deserves an equally overwhelming...
| Jul 8, 2007
ACCORDING TO Finley Peter Dunne's Mr. Dooley, "The Supreme Court follows th' ilection returns." The court may also follow the proceedings of Congress, which has yet to enact legislation restoring habeas corpus rights to detainees at Guantanamo Bay. There,...
| Apr 9, 2009
Before the American Revolution, a plaintiff could successfully sue a writer for libel even when the offensive statement was demonstrably true. Then, starting with the famous Zenger case in 1735 and culminating with the New York Times vs. Sullivan ruling...