| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Like almost all of the State of the Union speeches before it, Tuesday’s was visually dominated by men: The television screen filled most of the time with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in dark suits and medium-blue ties; next to Biden,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:24 PM
WASHINGTON— Republicans took multiple tries to deliver their reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.
In addition to the officially sanctioned Republican Party response by Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:29 PM
WASHINGTON — Hoping to leave a bruising year in the rearview mirror, President Obama vowed Tuesday to work with Congress when possible but around it when necessary to push ahead with a series of mostly modest steps aimed at helping low- and middle-...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:20 PM
The centerpiece of the Republican party's attack on the Affordable Care Act following President Obama's State of the Union address this week was the story of "Bette."
Bette was an otherwise unidentified Washington state resident featured in the official...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 1:23 PM
The tale of "Bette," the beleaguered health insurance consumer highlighted in the (official) GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address, has drawn a lot of blowback from liberal pundits in recent days. But one point left out is how...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 12:45 PM
In the days after her son Trig was born, Sarah Palin received an outpouring of support and well wishes, many from other parents of children with Down syndrome.
Most notable among these was Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), whose son Cole was born...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:39 PM
The 1994 Violence Against Women Act has done tremendous good in stepping up prosecution of domestic violence, aiding victims and increasing awareness of a too-often silent threat to our society. But the act was allowed to lapse in 2011 amid partisan...
| Jul 9, 2011
Republican says Democratic plans have driven economy askew; Obama says both parties must sacrifice for debt agreement....
| Jul 23, 2011
Republican Hensarling says federal government must get out of the way of new jobs; Obama says wealthy must pay more taxes....
| Jul 30, 2011
Republican and Democrat agree on new debt ceiling, but how and why still separate....
| Aug 6, 2011
Republican Grimm says debt deal is no time for celebration; Obama says cut later, first we need more new jobs....