| Aug 13, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Michele Bachmann captured the famed Iowa Straw Poll in Ames Saturday, reaching a high-profile benchmark in her meteoric rise to a top-tier presidential candidate.
Bachmann made history, as well, becoming the first woman to win the event. She received 4,...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 7:01 PM
I saw a lot of Iowa straw poll coverage this weekend, and some of it was pretty awful. But nothing made me want to gag like this exchange between Mike Huckabee and Michele Bachmann Saturday night on Huckabee's weekly conflict-of-interest hour that Fox...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 6:46 PM
In a contest that matched early Mitt Romney backers against Rick Perry supporters, Illinois’ top Republicans tonight voted to keep the party's system of directly electing presidential nominating delegates in next March’s primary instead of...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:36 PM
La Cañada Flintridge is truly a great place. Deep down we all realize this, but we often take it for granted or maybe we’re embarrassed by our riches — great schools, beautiful mountains, seclusion within a big city, friendly neighbors. I&...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:23 PM
Wonder how many of you have ever heard of the California Dream Act, AB 131. It was passed on the Friday afternoon just before Labor Day weekend. That is the Sacramento way, to slip controversial bills by the public without being noticed.
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Iowa's Republican governor sent a warning to Mitt Romney on Wednesday: Don't write off the Hawkeye State.
Terry Branstad, a former four-term governor who returned to office this year, said at a forum hosted by Politico that the GOP front-runner is...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 1:42 PM
When Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold turned over his schedules from 2006 through early 2011 in response to a subpoena from the state prosecutor's office, the calendar entries spanned some 52,000 pages.
Over the past six months, his...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 5:54 PM
A gathering of GOP presidential candidates on Saturday was unlike any other this year, when instead of finger-pointing and slashing at one another's records, they told deeply personal tales about faith, family and failures that left half of the six...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 4:00 AM
On the day after the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., police in Newport Beach, Calif., took a man into custody for allegedly firing more than 50 rounds from a semi-automatic handgun in the parking lot of a shopping mall. He aimed...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Strike another city from Chick-fil-A’s fan club as a Chicago official has pledged to block the fast-food chain from opening in his district amid a heated national debate over the place of the gay marriage debate in corporate America.
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:15 PM
It's the fast food restaurant with a Christian flavor: Chick-Fil-A. The company's 1,600 restaurants have always been closed on Sundays. Now, the president of the company is taking a public stance on gay marriage.
Chick-Fil-A is known for it's eye-...