| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:53 PM
It looks like Todd Akin, Missouri`s Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, is too legit to quit.
The 5 p.m. deadline for Akin to pull out of the race without having to ask permission from the court, permission Democrats will gladly oppose. And all of this...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Who is this Todd Akin and why is everybody, it seems, paying so much attention to what he has to say?
Answer: He's a congressman from Missouri who's running for the U.S. Senate in a race that could prove critical for control of the next Congress. And he'...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 3:35 PM
So, today's Juneteenth! For those of you who haven't attended a history class recently, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. Even more importantly for us Texans, the acknowledgement of June 19th...
| Jan 31, 2012
It happens every between-the-wars period. It happened in the 1920s and '30s, then in the post-war 1940s. ... Now it's happening again in the 2010s. War-weariness sets in. A new chorus of isolationist voices arises. America cuts back on its defenses. Which...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:25 PM
A letter urging Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer and U.S. Rep. Bob Filner to co-sponsor a bill allowing public-private partnerships to finance construction and maintenance of land border ports of entry could be signed by the Imperial County Board...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Olympia Snowe, one of the Senate's few remaining moderate Republicans, announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fourth term in 2012.
The 65-year-old, who had also served in the House for eight terms, said she came to the decision in part after...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Headed to Washington on Wednesday evening for a fundraiser in his honor hosted by the campaign arm of the Senate Republicans, candidate Tom Smith is bruised by dismal results of a poll that shows him trailing Bob Casey by 18 points. (For what it's worth,...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Longtime Texas politician Senator John Cornyn stopped in Houston to chat about the VA and the thousands of soldiers who are waiting on a check from Uncle Sam.
The benefit claims of nearly 70,000 veterans are clogged up in the VA`s back log, and Senator...
| Mar 6, 2012
A federal bill designed to protect victims of domestic violence, and other crimes against women, is hanging in the balance. And local advocates on the front lines are bracing themselves for a bit of a battle.
The Office on Violence Against Women is...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:06 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- Three of the 12 Secret Service agents involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal refused to cooperate with authorities and submit to a polygraph test, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-New York....
| Nov 22, 2012
| 11:10 PM
President Barack Obama’s re-election means that, for the next four years, the face of the Democratic Party will be its vigorous 51-year-old president.
Beyond Obama, however, the party has an increasingly geriatric leadership that is blocking...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:41 PM
You probably hold the same beliefs on matters large and small that you did a week ago, notwithstanding Tuesday's election. So do the hundreds of candidates elected to serve in Washington, only more so. Navigating through other people's convictions will be...