| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A caucus of seven nervous Democratic senators, led by Mark Begich of Alaska, has been pushing a plan to "reform" the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurers to offer an even skimpier insurance plan than the skimpiest permitted now.
The idea of their...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:18 PM
"What day is it?"
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.
As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't bugs...
| 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....
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The woman was terrified her boyfriend would find her. He had beaten her up, torn her phone from the wall. He was after her. He had a gun.
So she pounded on her apartment manager's door. The 17-year-old who answered let her in and dialed 911.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:18 PM
It's autumn in an even-numbered year, time for the hard-fought playoffs in our national sport. I am speaking, of course, about congressional elections.
If you live in one of the 11 states with a close race for the U.S. Senate, you already know this....
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:19 PM
WASHINGTON — In the old days, life had many hardships. Among these: the need to wait until Election Day to determine who had won.
But now Big Data has saved us from this struggle. Even close races can be predicted with mathematical precision.
| Oct 4, 2014
| 9:07 AM
With only one month left before crucial elections, President Barack Obama will be coming to Greenwich on Tuesday for a big-ticket fundraiser at a 20-acre estate in one of the town's most upscale neighborhoods.
Ticket prices can go as high as $32,400 per...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
With the U.S. battling militants in the Middle East and muddling through a less-than-spectacular economic recovery at home, let us pause for a moment to consider the issues of snowmobiling, errant chickens and a disputed 12-year-old paint job.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide.
Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Alaska National Guard’s commander was forced to resign after a six-month federal investigation found that some members of the Guard had been ostracized and abused after reporting sex assaults and that Guard members lacked trust and confidence in...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Amid pressure from Democrats worried about political backlash, President Obama will delay his promised executive actions to overhaul the immigration system until later this year, the White House said Saturday.
The decision is a clear reversal from...