| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Last week a majority of the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment protects the right of individuals to pour as much as $3.6 million into a political party or $800,000 into a political campaign.
The court said such spending doesn't corrupt...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
A story line has developed during Mayor Eric Garcetti's first nine months on the job, and it goes something like this: In stark contrast to his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who often held multiple news conferences a day and launched big initiatives,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Things don't get much more Boston than the St. Patrick's Day parade that goes through south Boston every year.
But citing an exclusion of gay participants, the city's mayor decided not to join one of the famously Irish city's most famously Irish...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Guinness, the stout that makes the Irish, well, stout, withdrew its support of the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade, making the score two mayors and three beer-makers who refuse to participate in the annual rite because gays were barred from...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Black and Latino applicants to the New York City fire department who alleged that they lost out on jobs because of racially discriminatory written exams settled a long-running lawsuit for $98 million in back pay, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:52 PM
NEW YORK -- In case you’ve missed the intense politicking going on in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are locked in a battle over funding for pre-K education (among other things).
Basically, De Blasio wants to...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
OXON HILL, Md. -- The first "people" I recognized on arriving at last week's Conservative Political Action Committee gathering just outside Washington were two "stormtroopers" and a Wookiee from the 1977 film "Star Wars."
Some of the speeches also...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was rejected on Thursday by the state's high court, which ruled the local health board overstepped its authority in approving the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:23 PM
A policy that Gov. Martin O'Malley said would limit deportations from Baltimore to cases in which the immigrant poses a threat to public safety is facing criticism from advocates, who say it contains a loophole so large it will inevitably fall short of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:07 PM
A proposed settlement of the civil rights suit brought by five men falsely imprisoned in the Central Park jogger case has gone to the New York comptroller’s office, a key step on the route to final approval.
The proposed settlement of the racially...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:22 PM
It was Rep. Charles Rangel's turn to speak in a debate against two rivals hoping to end the New York Democrat's 44-year congressional career. Instead of addressing the audience, though, the 84-year-old Rangel casually picked up his phone, pretended to...