| Nov 13, 2011
| 4:11 PM
(Reuters) - The growing chasm between America's rich and poor puts Republicans in the uncomfortable position of defending the wealthy at a time when most people are falling behind.
It is a position they will likely defend through the November 2012...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:37 PM
President Obama insists neither he nor Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. knew federal ATF agents were permitting illegal gun purchases on the Southwest border, even as Republican lawmakers released new documents showing the attorney general was given...
| Jun 17, 2011
YouTube viewers have seen the array of videos. A 2-year-old belting out "Baby" by Justin Bieber has gotten about two million views. A 16-year-old boy mouthing the words to a Katy Perry tune has gotten more than 41 million hits. But critics wonder if there...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2005
| 6:24 AM
A few days ago, Joan Lefkow was walking down a Chicago street flanked by federal marshals when a panhandler walked up to her and said, "God bless you, Judge Lefkow."
It has been nine months since U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow's name and...