| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:49 PM
On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday reminisced about his encounter with what he described as a charismatic, confident politician.
"I had the opportunity to meet John Kennedy and I've never met a...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Kerry Washington is everywhere.
On the covers of magazines; live-tweeting her hit show, "Scandal," with her fans (who call themselves gladiators); hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and soon to be in ads for Neutrogena as the L.A.-based beauty company's new...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:14 PM
In 1992, while reporting on the Democratic National Convention in New York City, I had the chance to cover Nelson Mandela. He was the only political figure that ever truly left me in awe.
Mandela died in his South African home Thursday at age 95.
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and conscience of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:46 PM
On the day after declaring war on the conservative groups that helped propel his party to power in the House, Speaker John Boehner on Thursday was advancing a two-pronged strategy—delivering another brush-back pitch at them while arguing that...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Yesterday, Governor O’Malley delivered his eighth—and thankfully—final state of the state address of his administration. And, as usual, his speech was filled with so much that isn’t so.
Now, I’ve done a few O’Malley...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
This winter, nothing scares Broadway producers like the Super Bowl.
January and February are always tough months for the Main Stem, hammered by the slump that hits when holiday tourists go home. But this year a lot of producers are betting that Super...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Martin O'Malley used a brief speech as part of Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to tie the civil rights movement to a wide range of domestic policy issues, from gun control and immigration to education, gay...
| Sep 1, 2013
Margaret Vaughn has been a political animal since she was a kid. Now a successful Springfield lobbyist and public relations and association management specialist, Vaughn, 45, says that her earliest politics-related memory is watching the Senate...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The National Football League is back as big as ever, with Thursday's season opener on NBC between the champion Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos nearly matching last year's premiere overnight rating despite a weather delay that pushed back the game'...