| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:59 PM
Democrats on Thursday assailed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama's love of country, and urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates to rebuke him for his comments.
Giuliani said at a...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:02 PM
A group of regional business, education and civic leaders plans to visit Louisiana in March to explore how to best prepare Hampton Roads for a potential offshore drilling industry.
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce finalized details for the three-...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 6:10 PM
Many immigrant advocates were not surprised to see a conservative federal judge in south Texas issue an injunction late Monday temporarily blocking President Obama’s program to defer deportation for nearly 5 million immigrants living in the United...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- In preparing his path for a 2016 presidential bid, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is unlikely to emulate the brash and even flippant style of his brother, the 43rd president. He is too level-headed and thoughtful for that. But on the...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:15 AM
The column related to these survey results is posted here.
Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off?
Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection?
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:27 PM
Baton Rouge, La., is about to lose one of its crucial hospital emergency rooms, and the reason is clear: The administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal has refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and won't put up any other money to keep the...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in America, not because it is the best (that would be coffee) but because it is the least objectionable. Put another way, vanilla is the most acceptable to the most people; it's not many people's favorite,...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors is eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington."
"As much as I like coming here,...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:03 AM
The early decision of Jeb Bush to jump-start a Republican race for the 2016 presidential nomination has already bagged its first victim in Mitt Romney.
The sudden withdrawal of the 2012 nominee, after briefly testing the waters with donors, was...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:36 PM
For a pair of first-time presidential hopefuls, the sudden injection of the childhood vaccine debate into the 2016 campaign is a lesson in how unexpected issues can become stumbling blocks. Long-held positions can look different under the glare of the...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:07 PM
Ready or not, the 2016 presidential race is upon us. Voters have months and months to monitor campaigns before deciding which candidates deserve nomination.
But if you judge potential candidates by the cleverness and quality of the names given to the...