| 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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:40 PM
It was a busy day Monday for arguments over same-sex marriage's legality at the state level across the country.
Perhaps the biggest news came out of Nevada, where the attorney general and governor announced that the state would no longer defend its...
| 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
As Republicans struggle to win Latino support and extend their toehold in the West, they could turn to the GOP's Brian Sandoval for help.
The first Latino governor in Nevada history, he is young (by political standards), Hollywood handsome and...
| 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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The countdown has started. In about 100 days, starting Oct. 1, millions of families across the nation will have an opportunity to enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
The full benefits of the law will...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:40 PM
MONCLOVA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — State Rep. Barbara Sears is the kind of Republican the party would want to highlight these days: a woman and former business owner, fluent in health insurance issues, who has managed to repeatedly win reelection in a...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A death row inmate in Ohio who was scheduled to be executed in three days was found hanged in his cell early Sunday, officials said.
Authorities found the body of Billy Slagle, 44, at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution south of Columbus about 5 a....
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Rather than secede from Maryland to form a state that represents only the conservative and libertarian political view points, I invite Scott Strzelczyk and his followers to consider moving to Ohio ("Conservative group wants liberation for western...
| Nov 13, 2013
Is it too early to think about who's running for president in 2016, three years from now?
Not in Washington, a city with more campaign consultants than dry cleaners.
After all, we're talking about a business that raised and spent more than $2 billion,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:21 PM
An Ohio man slated to die this week for the rape and murder of a 3-year-old won a stay of execution Wednesday with a last-minute offer to donate his heart and other organs.
An attorney for Ronald Phillips, 40, has said that the bid is not a stalling...