| Oct 5, 2011
| 9:34 PM
In a sign that it is shifting from a loose-knit fringe group to a bloc that could draw in mainstream America, the movement called Occupy Wall Street brought thousands of people to the streets of New York on Wednesday after major labor unions gave their...
| Jul 16, 2011
The first look at the campaign finance activities of the 2012 White House contenders underscored not only President Obama's huge cash advantage over his rivals but also the wide disparities in the Republican field, setting the stage for an urgent money...
| Oct 12, 2011
I pitched a tent Monday night in a neighborhood of the angry, the disaffected and the disillusioned.
"Are you aware that the sprinklers come on at night?" a fellow camper asked as I drove my tent stakes into the ground.
I wasn't, but hey, a little...
| Feb 4, 2012
Every presidential campaign turns out to be a quadrennial godsend for editorial cartoonists, but for Lalo Alcaraz, 2012 is a jubilee year. Herman Cain, chowing down at a Miami restaurant, asks, “How do you say ‘delicious' in Cuban?” Newt...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:53 PM
When Republicans attack President Obama, as they inevitably will in tonight's latest presidential primary debate, they'll be doing so barely a few hundred yards from where the incumbent sits at the White House.
Yes, it's time for another meeting of the...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 7:01 PM
Standing near one end of the court in his green Spartans jacket, former Laker great Magic Johnson had the look of a man too polite to say no to an interview request.
So ... Why not?
Johnson said he has been watching the Republican presidential debates....
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:13 AM
A campaign to encourage Democrats to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday appears to have fallen flat.
President Obama easily won his first Granite State primary, scoring over 81% of the vote over a roster of mostly...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:52 AM
With the final Republican presidential debate of 2011 now in the books, we can declare a clear winner: Mitt Romney.
That is, in face time at least.
A new study from the University of Minnesota's "Smart Politics" project found Romney bested the rest of...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:28 AM
A new poll suggests that Mitt Romney's faith could play a role in the 2012 Republican nominating race, with a sizable portion of respondents saying they believe that Mormonism is a non-Christian faith.
The survey from the Pew Research Center for the...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 8:00 PM
With Newt Gingrich as their common target, the Republican presidential hopefuls piled on the new party front-runner in a lively debate Saturday night, jabbing him over his political consistency, the sturdiness of his character and the plausibility of...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 12:43 PM
Herman Cain continues to place ahead of most of his Republican rivals, with primary voters largely dismissing allegations of sexual harassment against the presidential hopeful, new polling shows.
A new USA Today/Gallup survey shows Cain tied with Mitt...