| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In his televised speech to the nation Wednesday evening, Barack Obama has a major opportunity to put his wavering presidency back on track by firmly and clearly saying how he intends to deal with the terrorist Islamic State. He must stop talking about...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 2:50 PM
That furious clicking sound isn't the Sunday "60 Minutes" stopwatch run amok. It's the rapid percussion of candidates' heartbeats as they enter their final 30 days to make the sale before Tuesday, Nov. 4. What's at stake in three realms:
| Oct 5, 2014
| 1:19 PM
With less than a month until election day, new polls unveiled Sunday reinforced what's become the theme of the 2014 midterms: It's going to be close.
In Alaska and Arkansas, the latest polls continued to show Republican leads in Senate contests there....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
As races for House seats heat up in the closing weeks before the Nov. 4 elections, some big political stars from both major parties are lending their names in California contests.
On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former GOP nominee for...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Amazon has adopted the binge-release model -- a la Netflix -- for several of its marquee original series this fall: It will premiere all 10 episodes of the second season of Garry Trudeau's political comedy series "Alpha House," starring John Goodman, on...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:44 PM
President Obama says he doesn't need authorization for military actions against ISIS, saying Congress after 9/11 permitted a president to attack terrorists. Congress last week didn't address the war powers question when it authorized the U.S. to arm and...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the suddenly and surprisingly tight Senate race in Kansas, one gets the distinct impression that the troubled campaign of Sen. Pat Roberts is still winging it — perhaps even right-winging it.
Wearing the purple colors of Kansas State...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:51 PM
In an early scene on "Madam Secretary" — a kinda Hillary Clinton political soap opera on CBS — our heroine mucks horse manure out of a barn.
As played by Tea Leoni, Madam Secretary is a former CIA-analyst-turned-professor in the Virginia...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In an early scene on "Madam Secretary" -- a kinda Hillary Clinton political soap opera on CBS -- our heroine mucks horse manure out of a barn.
As played by Tea Leoni, Madam Secretary is a former CIA-analyst-turned-professor in the Virginia horse country,...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, which began more or less the day after he was elected as a Republican senator from Texas almost two years ago, is becoming a bit more official.
"It's 90-10 he's in," a Cruz aide told the National Journal. That's not...