| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:04 AM
President Barack Obama will return to Pennsylvania, the swing state he won handily in 2012, to continue his summer push to shift the policy conversation back to the economy.
Details are few, but the White House confirmed that on "Thursday, August 22 and...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:01 AM
"After the Verdict," a special report on the George Zimmerman trial, will be presented at 9 p.m. Sunday on WESH-Channel 2. Reaction to the Zimmerman verdict was closely followed Saturday night on local stations and national news channels.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Leading congressional Republicans are trying to stop professional sports leagues from encouraging Americans without health insurance to sign up for coverage. Why? Because that would further entrench a law -- the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the esteemed (well, OK, by some) Democrat from Nevada, wants his GOP counterparts to play ball.
But Republicans, led by Kentucky’s esteemed (well, OK, by some others) Mitch McConnell, mostly want to take their...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
As hundreds of lawmakers fan out to their home districts this month, there is a genuine political conundrum.
Approval ratings for Congress are at an all-time low, rivaling those of junkyard dogs. Republicans are seen as the main villains; the party's...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama offered a vigorous, lengthy defense of his healthcare law Friday, dismissing Republican attempts to block it as an “ideological fixation.”
In a preview of the message Democrats will carry into the 2014...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:05 AM
PIERRE - A group representing chemical manufacturers spent at least $100,000 on television ads in South Dakota in recent weeks promoting U.S. Sen. John Thune.
The Republican doesn't face re-election until 2016. He didn't have an opponent in 2010. He...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:42 PM
They're back! The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican Party. Or so we're told.
In July, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., had a set-to over American foreign policy. Christie clumsily denounced "this strain...
| Aug 7, 2013
Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior?
This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of an increasingly obvious...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:39 PM
The newspaper headline proclaimed that the Democrats did thus and such (details unimportant) and that their proposal "Angered the GOP." This is unalloyed tommyrot — and un-newsworthy to boot. One cannot anger modern Republicans: They are frothing...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:31 AM
WASHINGTON – Republicans in the House of Representatives passed another symbolic rebuke of President Obama’s healthcare law, ahead of a possible showdown over funding for the measure that threatens to shut down the government this fall....