| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:59 PM
A Democratic-led panel's explosive report detailing abuses in post-Sept. 11 intelligence gathering met with an uneasy and uneven response Tuesday from Republicans, who alternately questioned its accuracy, warned of a potential international backlash or...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Think things can't get any worse with the approval rating of Congress polling as low as a 7 percent while national problems pile up and an increasingly dysfunctional House and Senate continue to set new records for sheer futility?
If so, you would be...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:21 PM
In 1953, with Republicans holding a one-seat majority as the new Senate convened, independent Oregon Sen. Wayne Morse saw himself in a unique position of power.
To reinforce the point, he made a conspicuous entrance to the chamber on the session’s...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:36 PM
He gave up just once, opting last year to enter hospice care and stop taking nutrition through a feeding tube.
He wanted an end to the pain and surgeries and tubes and pumps that had sustained him after he was paralyzed from the chest down by an Iraqi...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
He's not exactly stepping aside quietly. Reaction to Eric Holder's resignation ranged from hagiographic to diabolical. Civil rights leaders praised him as the strongest attorney general since Bobby Kennedy. Fox News derided him as the nation's all-time...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:57 PM
President Barack Obama is back home in Chicago.
Depending on which cable news network you watch, he may be here to: share his magnificent wisdom and do no wrong; distract us from the utter failure of his presidency while playing 530 rounds of golf in...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Former Vice President Dick Cheney called Wednesday for launching "immediate, sustained, simultaneous action" to defeat the Islamic State, arguing that President Obama bore responsibility for the danger the jihadist group now poses to America's interests....
| Sep 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — It was just like the good old days.
Scooter Libby was in the front row. Paul Wolfowitz was in the second. And on the stage was Dick Cheney, beating the drums of war.
"The situation is dire, and defeating these terrorists will...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Equality: Don't lose sight
After the tragedy in Ferguson, Mo., it's understandable that letter-writer Tucker Kendrick on Sept. 9 declared, "… racism is rampant and is baked in our system."
But does the Ferguson tragedy reflect the norm in...