| Jul 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Ford says EPA ratings for the six-speed-manual 2013 Focus ST are 23/32 mpg city/highway, beating out the rival Mazdaspeed3 (18/25 mpg), Volkswagen GTI (21/31 mpg) and Subaru Impreza WRX (19/25 mpg) with manual transmissions. The automatic-transmission GTI...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The rodents return: Kia will launch another iteration of its well-received hamster ads, which have appeared in everything from urban centers to robot wars, to shill the popular Soul hatchback. Automotive News cited Korean executives last week saying the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:34 PM
WASHINGTON — A Florida judge tapped by the White House for a promotion no longer has the unqualified support of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. In a roundtable with reporters today, Rubio said he was “concerned” about the nomination of Judge...
| Mar 4, 2011
By Kim Murphy,
A federal operation that allowed weapons from the U.S. to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers so they could be traced to the higher echelons of Mexican drug cartels has lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which have been...
| Nov 2, 2010
Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California.
Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
| Dec 6, 2010
| 8:37 PM
The payments and "VIP trips" given to a Maryland cardiologist by Abbott Laboratories for parties and consulting work — disclosed in a federal report released Monday — are just what new legislation and industry guidelines are supposed to...
| Sep 30, 2010
Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, is joining a Republican colleague in a national television appearance to promote better foster care for children.
Landrieu and Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, are to appear Friday on the Dr. Phil show to...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious weapons sting operation.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The brouhaha over Attorney General Eric Holder and the contempt of Congress charge brought by U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa is providing new evidence that the lunatics are running the Republican asylum.
Mr. Issa, the California Republican who is chairman of the...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 8:02 AM
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act last week. It was a party-line vote in favor of sending a bill called The Respect for Marriage Act to the Senate and House. Ten Democrats voted for it; eight...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 10:08 AM
Remember the "Gang of 14"? That was the bipartisan group of senators who six years ago agreed not to filibuster judicial nominees except under "extraordinary circumstances."
Well, looks like some people have decided to redefine "extraordinary" to...