| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:50 PM
WASHINGTON — A Target Corp. official told a Senate committee that a massive security breach affecting up to 110 million holiday shoppers lasted three days longer than previously thought.
Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan disclosed the latest...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore -- a reflection of the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Retirement experts nationwide are buzzing about one element of President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. That's his proposal for the "myRA," a retirement account aimed chiefly at lower-income workers whose employers don't offer...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:05 AM
We've never met the man, so we're willing to stipulate that Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.), a physician who recently announced his early retirement from the Senate, is a sweetheart to have at a dinner party.
That's the bottom line on Coburn offered by...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:23 PM
The hottest story in U.S. politics last week, at least before the implosion of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, was an article in Politico detailing Hillary Clinton's shadow 2016 presidential campaign.
On one level, it should make Democrats feel good....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON — Concerned that targets of federal investigations are getting off lightly, two senators proposed legislation requiring the government to disclose all the details about settlements that allow companies to duck trials on allegations of...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Tom Coburn on Wednesday introduced legislation requiring federal agencies to disclose more information about settlements that end government investigations, such as whether the money paid by companies is tax-...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- Much is being made of former President Bill Clinton's swearing-in of New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at their side at City Hall. The cameo apparently...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:01 AM
If he weren’t the nation’s oldest governor, a ripe 75, Jerry Brown would automatically be counted among serious Democratic candidates for president in 2016.
He boasts a household name, an impressive list of accomplishments in the country&...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that masquerades as a centrist voice but looks and talks more like an arm of Wall Street, surfaced this week on the Wall Street Journal's editorial page with an attack on Social Security so full of...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:55 PM
A Norwalk native being held in a Russian jail since he participated in a Greenpeace protest two months ago has been granted bail.
Greenpeace International said in a statement Wednesday that it had posted bail for 15 of the 30 people arrested,...