| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
French President Francois Hollande has been confronted by the glaring light of reality -- sort of.
On New Year's Day, as his massive tax increases began taking effect, Hollande, a member of the Socialist Party, admitted that taxes in France have become...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for a “fundamental change” in how the government combats poverty by shifting responsibility for many existing federal assistance programs to states.
In a much-anticipated speech, Rubio,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Democrats are revving up for a huge national "conversation" on income inequality. This is in no small part because the Obama administration and congressional Democrats would rather talk about anything other than Obamacare.
But it would be unfair to say...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that masquerades as a centrist voice but looks and talks more like an arm of Wall Street, surfaced this week on the Wall Street Journal's editorial page with an attack on Social Security so full of...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:42 AM
NEW YORK -- Following a long-fought legal battle over the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk tactics, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the city has reached an agreement with civil rights attorneys that will bring about major reforms...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Baltimore police say they stopped residents 123,000 times last year but found only nine handguns — a figure civil rights advocates say is so implausible that it raises questions about whether the agency is actually monitoring the conduct of officers...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Only the most addicted political buffs will read much into the results of this year's off-off-year elections. But to the commentators, critics, climbers and just fans hooked on politics, a most powerful hallucinogenic, there may be all kinds of deep...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:47 PM
NEW YORK -- To the cheers of hundreds of supporters, New York’s next mayor, Bill de Blasio, promised Tuesday to lead the city down a path that would tackle racial inequality and undo income gaps that he said were “decades in the making.”...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A federal appeals court handed New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at least a temporary victory in the stop-and-frisk case by blocking a lower court order requiring changes to police policy.
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals also removed District...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:28 PM
The myths are already settling in from this week's elections.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's huge re-election is a model for Republicans nationally and makes him the party's front-runner for 2016; the defeat of conservative Ken Cuccinelli in the...