| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:41 AM
It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true.
The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...
| Apr 11, 2013
President Barack Obama didn't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and the AARP have been howling all week about something they expected to be in it.
What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?...
| Apr 11, 2013
At a Republican presidential debate in 2011, all eight candidates on the stage said they would reject a budget deal that raised taxes even if it had $10 of spending cuts for every dollar of tax increases. At Tuesday's protest, I put the reverse question...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's become accepted wisdom that Washington has become pathologically polarized and partisan, with every new debate inevitably breaking down along party lines. That's why it was so remarkable last week when Rand Paul's old-fashioned talking filibuster...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I don't know how Democrats do it.
The immigration reform proposal wending its way through the Senate is tearing the Republican Party to pieces. Poor Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), once the golden boy of the Tea Party and the conservative movement, is being...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats on Capitol Hill sought to move climate change back to the front of the congressional agenda Thursday morning, after a long period of inaction.
But the testy back-and-forth at a hearing of the Senate’s Environment and Public...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one in the world who doesn't own a dog. So let me set the record straight. I'm normal.
According to the best data available, Connecticut ranks 49th out of 50 states in terms of dog ownership, with only 28.3 percent...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 6:01 PM
Meet the new gas prices, same as the old gas prices.
For another week in a row in New Jersey, a gallon of regular gas has shot up, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
It says the average price of gas Friday was $3.82, an eight-cents increase over the past...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:13 AM
A campaign to encourage Democrats to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday appears to have fallen flat.
President Obama easily won his first Granite State primary, scoring over 81% of the vote over a roster of mostly...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:11 PM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to a five-month moratorium on closures of post offices and processing facilities while lawmakers hammer out legislation to overhaul the cash-strapped mail carrier, a group of U.S. senators said on Tuesday....
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:27 PM
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...