| Apr 7, 2015
| 11:52 AM
If there’s an underlying theme to Republican Party presidential politics, it’s this: Get ready for Hillary. Most Republicans expect that she will be the Democrats’ nominee. The GOP probably will coalesce behind one candidate early so its...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:36 PM
Pointing to the existence of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits across the country, Vice President Joe Biden told advocates in Baltimore County on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to increasing funding to help clear a backlog...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:47 AM
U.S. officials continue to insist that our Middle Eastern allies are crucial to the fight against Islamic State and to other Middle Eastern conflicts. But are they? To judge by the chaos their help has created in Syria, we'd be better off without them....
| Apr 1, 2015
| 10:01 PM
Vice President Joe Biden shared some affectionate reminiscences this week about the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, including a tale in which the senior senator from Massachusetts introduced the then-young pup to the chamber's elder statesmen — in the locker...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 8:33 AM
Among the presidential prospects with the old national names, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is running away with Democrats' support while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is losing Republicans' support in Florida and drawing limited support in two...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 5:26 PM
With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement.
Enough progress had been made to warrant the...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 4:35 PM
President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders on Monday to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 10:09 AM
Florida's standing as the state that could determine who is the next president was confirmed Tuesday by new polling that shows neck-and-neck races between Democrat Hillary Clinton and a range of potential Republican nominees.
The numbers show Florida...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 5:59 PM
Joe Biden still wants to run for president. At least, his friends tell me, a big part of him does. He talks about the prospect readily, whenever reporters or voters ask. He doesn't sound as if the ambition that fired him to run when he was 44 or 64 has...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Eleven years ago, I carried my infant daughter into a synagogue basement and plunged her tiny body, head to toe, underwater.
She emerged sputtering and coughing, then wailing, and the procedure, immersion in a Jewish ritual bath called mikvah, felt...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- The furor over Hillary Clinton's private email account has brought undesired attention to her pre-candidacy for president. It resurrects old questions not only about her penchant for privacy but also about her political skills and those of...