| Nov 27, 2012
| 11:52 AM
In general, presidents should appoint whomever they want to serve in their cabinets. But that doesn't mean that re-elected President Barack Obama will — or even should — appoint U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to replace the soon-departing...
| Dec 15, 2012
After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor.
To break the...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:51 AM
There was a time when a president and the opposition party in Congress could agree on certain basics, such as the right of the chief executive to select members of his cabinet with no fuss or bother.
The president's most important choice in this...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:59 PM
Only minutes after Gov. Mitt Romney finished speaking at 5 p.m. in the Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109, Judy and Ivan Rodriguez waited outside for a last glimpse of the Republican presidential front runner.
Judy Rodriguez, a life-long Arbutus...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:30 PM
"I want to be absolutely clear: We cannot, and we must not, balance the budget on the backs of our veterans, and as commander in chief, I won't allow it."
— President Barack Obama
"It is absolutely essential to honor the commitments we have made...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Jon Stewart was having some fun Tuesday with the seemingly tepid endorsement some leading Republicans have bestowed upon Mitt Romney.
He pointed to the one where John McCain called him the wrong name. Another from former New York Gov. George Pataki who...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:18 AM
The Pitch: "You play as the plague, trying to spread sickness to as many inhabitants of each level as possible - but in a fun way!"
Status: 5% funded, ends April 29
There’s a contingent of people who hate playing as the good...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With Mitt Romney now confident enough of the Republican nomination that he can turn his focus against President Barack Obama, the guessing game on selection of a running mate is already in full swing. It's a matter that warrants more serious consideration...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Republican wishful thinkers like to rationalize away the damage being inflicted on their party by the intramural mudslinging among its unimpressive field of presidential candidates. After all, they note, in 2008 Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 9:57 AM
HBO's "Game Change," the docudrama about the John McCain and Sarah Palin presidential campaign in 2008, was a big ratings winner for HBO in its Saturday premiere drawing 2.1 million viewers.
That was the largest debut audience for an HBO movie since...
| Mar 18, 2012
My elementary school principal was fond of reminding his students that the last perfect person walked this Earth 2,000 years ago. (Note to the litigious types over at the ACLU: It was permissible to provide such insight in light of the school's...
| Mar 15, 2012
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was elected five years ago by promising to modernize France's societal infrastructure and bring it more into line with America's: less government reliance, more freedom in life and work. It was a tall order, but his...