| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:36 PM
In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:32 PM
In election cycles past, losing presidential candidates have been content to fade into the background, avoiding interviews and sidestepping questions about pressing political matters.
But that has not been the case with 2012 Republican nominee Mitt...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans accused of waging a "war on women" attempted to send a message to the nation with the selection of Washington state Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top woman in GOP leadership and a mother of three, to deliver the party's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Convicted murderer and rapist Dennis McGuire took more than 15 minutes to die, appearing to gasp during his execution Thursday by Ohio using a combination of drugs never tried before in the United States.
The process, using a two-drug protocol, is the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:09 AM
I just got, and filled out, a straw poll sponsored by the Republican National Committee on the 2016 GOP presidential race.
Several Floridians were among the choices: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, and former U.S. Rep. Allen West.
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:08 PM
After a highly contentious, hugely unproductive session, members of the most unpopular Congress in history will face voters this year and, very likely, win reelection in overwhelming numbers.
It is a paradox of these discontented times. Participants...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has lately been getting credit in the political press for being one of those Republican governors coming around on the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Advocates for the underprivileged can't understand...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett officially launched his re-election campaign Wednesday amid record-low approval ratings in traditional political polls -- and big popularity gaps on social media. Franklin & Marshall College's latest traditional poll of telephoned surveys...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Those who suggested Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin was USC's top coaching choice may have been right — but Sumlin is not coming to USC.
A telling sign someone is making a run at a coach is if the targeted coach suddenly signs a multiyear contract...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:52 PM
It is a plot that crosses a science fiction novel with “Crime and Punishment,” and adds a touch of moral ambiguity.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich this week delayed the execution of a convicted child killer to allow time to consider the inmate’...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
With frustration building over Washington's refusal to behave in the public interest, perhaps it's worth noting a drastic solution tried by the Irish.
Last Friday, Irish voters cast ballots on a referendum to abolish the country's Upper House, known as...