| May 11, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Clay Aiken visits ‘Face the Nation.' Handout art THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Here's something I never expected to write: “American Idol” alum Clay Aiken will be a guest this weekend on CBS' “Face the Nation.” The topic will...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...