| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:32 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a vanishing breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, a Republican, spoke at Johns Hopkins University last week. He mostly avoided partisan politics, instead focusing on the roles of China and technology in determining America's future. However, he did address his failed...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Polls may show a hotly contested presidential election. But sales of Halloween masks of the candidates are already calling the race.
President Obama masks have been outselling those of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a 60% to 40% margin,...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 4:00 AM
One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports.
They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 5:00 AM
There have been a number of hopeful signs recently regarding the public's recognition of the value of reaching beyond partisan disagreement ("Nostalgia for the age of statesmen," Oct. 23). One comes from "the greatest generation," the other from a college...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 12:50 PM
If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney fails to come away with a win at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver next month, the former Massachusetts governor could find his candidacy abandoned by GOP moneymen and chieftains...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Whether it's the indelible horror of the massacre at Newtown, Conn., or the tone-deaf response of the National Rifle Association and its allies who have shown themselves so hysterical and paranoid on the subject of gun rights, the public's hunger for...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Talking to reporters in his driveway on a hot day in August 2000, Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman beamed — he had just been chosen as the Democratic vice presidential candidate to Al Gore.
"Miracles happen," the proud son of a Stamford liquor...
| May 12, 2011
Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady'
Norma Zimmer, 87, the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death.
Zimmer performed on...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Jeff Greenfield's essay "Gingrich's turn: The eye of Newt" analyzes the reasons why Newt Gingrich has surged in the GOP presidential primary polls: He is following the same path as Sen. John McCain did four years ago after his campaign......
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Though I felt Mitt Romney's speech last night was unnecessarily ugly in its attacks on President Obama, I must admit after now having done my research that it wasn't all that different in tone and approach from the speech given......