| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's blunt talk has long been one of his hallmarks.
But Christie, who has verbally tangled with many, showed Wednesday he's willing to aim his barbs at the highest echelons of his own party.
In a State House...
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| 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 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 8:45 PM
"You gotta have hope; mustn't sit around and mope." — "Damn Yankees"
Sitting in the room at the Jack Kemp Leadership Award dinner last week, listening to Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, and Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican and of...
| 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 30, 2012
| 6:27 PM
MIAMI (AP) — The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season that spawned the destruction of Sandy and Isaac has come to an end as one for the record books.
There were 19 named storms in what meteorologists consider an above-average year that tied as being...
| Nov 11, 2012
Goodbye to Seamus, the Irish setter that 29 years ago rode 650 miles in a crate strapped to the roof of Mitt Romney's family station wagon, and to Rafalca, Romneys' Olympic-caliber dancing horse.
Goodbye to President Barack Obama's "you didn't build...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 3:38 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 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Rafalca Goodbye to Seamus, the Irish Setter that 29 years ago rode 650 miles in a crate strapped to the roof of Mitt Romney’s family station wagon, and to Rafalca, Romneys’ Olympic-caliber dancing horse. Goodbye to President Barack Obama...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:25 AM
In yet another case of politics making strange bedfellows, Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the man who delivered the keynote address for Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention, was driven to tears after meeting and hugging his...