| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A day or so of careful reading and cogitation by the media has begun to turn the tide on what had been the Congressional Budget Office's most widely misunderstood finding about the Affordable Care Act.
It is now recognized that, no, the CBO didn't say...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:06 PM
As gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari campaigned around Los Angeles on Friday — three days after formally jumping into the race — he faced some hard questions from fellow Republicans.
Speaking at a conservative Lincoln Club luncheon at...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Nothing had a bigger impact on the 2012 presidential election than the release of the "47 percent" video, surreptitiously recorded west of Boca Raton.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was never able to recover after release of the video...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:30 PM
His press coverage has been brutal. His poll numbers are dropping. His enemies inside and outside his party are crowing that his presidential ambitions are over, and some journalists agree.
It would nonetheless be a mistake to count out New Jersey Gov....
| Jan 28, 2014
Re "GOP censures 'liberal' McCain," Jan. 26
The GOP keeps shooting itself in the foot.
The Arizona Republican Party has formally censured Sen. John McCain because it says his voting record is "insufficiently conservative." Apparently McCain has lent...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:49 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of Homeland Security on Monday, capping a smooth approval process for the high-profile post.
The former Pentagon general counsel will take office this week after a 78-16 vote,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:43 AM
This congressional session is historic: It's the least productive, most unpopular in memory, and makes the 80th Congress, famously labeled "do nothing" by President Harry Truman, appear prolific.
For the first time, public approval of Congress is...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Admittedly, I don’t get a lot of my news from Fox News. But when I saw this headline Wednesday, “Non-citizens caught voting in 2012 presidential election in key swing state,” well, let’s just say they had me at “non-...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:49 PM
WASHINGTON – Facing congressional demands for more details, the Obama administration Thursday released to lawmakers the nine-page text of world powers’ latest nuclear deal with Iran.
It sent the document, which lays out how the group will...
| Jan 17, 2014
Gains by Al Qaeda-allied groups in Iraq — including in Fallouja, the site of a bloody U.S. offensive in 2004 — understandably anger Americans who lost loved ones in a "war of choice" that was supposed to secure democracy in that country. But...
| Jan 21, 2014
Fifty years ago this month, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry announced the bombshell conclusions of a new report to a crowded room of journalists: Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, is associated with other deadly illnesses and warrants remedial...