| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Supporters of the tea party movement and I find ourselves in a rare moment of agreement: This is shaping up as the election we want. By asking wonky, far-right Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to be his running mate, presumptive......
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:32 PM
As of this writing (October 12, 2011), it has been 26 days since the Occupy Wall Street movement has been going on. A while back, I wrote a blog about campaign finance reform and the proliferation of money in politics. At the time, I talked about money...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:01 AM
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By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Anyone expecting a new era of
good feeling to break out on Capitol Hill in the wake of this
week's bipartisan budget deal should probably forget...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anyone expecting a new era of good feeling to break out on Capitol Hill in the wake of this week's bipartisan budget deal should probably forget about it.
That was the clear message from most lawmakers interviewed on Friday as well...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:32 AM
There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement.
In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans prepare for negotiations over the next round of the scheduled budget cuts known as the sequester, incentives for both have swung toward a small deal, rather than the sort of “grand bargain”...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having failed to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown, business leaders fear bigger problems ahead, and they're taking sides with a Democratic president whose health care and...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Last week: A vote in Congress on military intervention in Syria got delayed because of a possible diplomatic resolution proposed by Russia. I have spent much of the week focused on the crisis in Syria. I had nearly 7,500 constituents on a listening...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Famously, Martin Luther King, Jr. did not plan on saying “I have a dream” at the March on Washington. The majority of his speeches had no prepared text. He liked to improvise on stock themes and images, but knowing the march on Aug. 28, 1963,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:01 AM
“Finding Dory” may be undergoing a sea change as Pixar is taking a page from a little-seen whale documentary.
The Walt Disney-owned animation studio is hard at work on "Finding Dory," a follow-up to the 2003 oceanic blockbuster "Finding...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Nearly 70 years after her father broke baseball's color barrier, Jackie Robinson's daughter Sharon recently got a stark reminder that society hasn't come as far as it might think.
"Two weeks ago, my father's statue with Pee Wee Reese in Brooklyn [was...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 6:15 PM
There are more than 5,000 West Virginians with Native American Indian bloodlines, full-blooded to a fraction, and as recently as 1994, it was against the law for any of them them to buy property.
In order to do so, they had to list their nationality on...