| Dec 26, 2012
Pull up an empty chair, folks. (Up to you whether to interrogate it.) It's time to take a look back at the year that was, politically speaking.
We won't know the 2012 word of the year until The American Dialect Society's annual conference next week....
| Dec 7, 2012
Talk about it
Freshman U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a fast-rising star in the Republican Party, has been a media magnet lately, with his pronouncements about immigration reform, school choice – even the age of the Earth – getting lots...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:52 AM
While Republican leaders console themselves that they salvaged control of the House from the defeat of Mitt Romney, they need to ponder the long-term future of the party of Lincoln and of Ronald Reagan.
The course of the Grand Old Party from the Great...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:47 AM
The news about suspected Republican voter registration fraud in as many as 10 Florida counties is a weird commentary on the conservative GOP's national push to require photo IDs for voters to combat alleged fraud at the polls.
Multiple studies -...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:58 PM
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney may have Clint Eastwood on his side, but President Barack Obama has Bruce Springsteen.
The rock star will perform at campaign rallies for the president in the battleground states of Ohio and...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Normally rivals, President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made no mention of politics Wednesday to tour and assess widespread devastation near Atlantic City, two days after a superstorm left parts of the iconic resort destroyed.
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The two Baptist pastors didn't know a soul at Gov. Martin O'Malley's big breakfast for supporters of his same-sex marriage bill back in January.
Neither had ever been in a room with so many openly gay people.
"It was a different moment," said the Rev....
| Nov 8, 2012
The dust has settled. Now, Republicans need to ask what their foreign policy should be after being muddled by Mitt Romney's oscillating maneuvering. It stands now to be more confused, or worse, reflexively opposed to President Barack Obama's policy....
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he made recently about rape.
There is "an active, open investigation, Lt. Kimberly Schneider said,...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:52 PM
It's nice to know that, at a point in history when national political conventions have become virtually meaningless, the Connecticut Democratic Party is sending a Winnebago loaded with 200 pounds of equipment down to Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte is the site...