| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Growing up with two moms in the San Francisco Bay Area, I thought a family was defined by loud dinners, birthday parties, overprotective parents and unconditional love.
Then, when I was 7 years old, a girl in my class told me I couldn't sit with her and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate’s longest-serving Republicans said Friday that he would seek reelection in 2014, setting up another intraparty test between the party’s old guard and tea party forces.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz is a true GOP dilemma.
And he's not going away anytime soon. Cruz zealously poked his own party while shaping his image as a politician able to jabber almost nonstop for 21 hours while accomplishing nothing of congressional value. That's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:26 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is a vast, beautifully rugged and sparsely populated state. Stick around long enough and you’re bound to hear, more than once, its description as “a small town with really long streets.”
The vintage is...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:01 PM
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Cowboys were playing at home on a recent Saturday, which meant a big crowd, which meant Mike Enzi was outside the University of Wyoming football stadium, looking like an elderly but still popular homecoming king.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:25 PM
It’s still early, but Wyoming’s marquee Liz Cheney-Mike Enzi U.S. Senate race has already had no end of entertaining, if most likely irrelevant, side events.
First came a squabble over an autographed football, an episode that underscored how...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:09 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for Richard Cordray to be confirmed as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after Democrats and Republicans struck a tentative agreement to avoid a confrontation over the use of...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:33 PM
WASHINGTON — The nation's consumer watchdog for credit cards, mortgages and other financial products is set to emerge from a legal cloud that threatened its authority after a Senate deal paved the way for confirmation of its director.
| May 4, 2014
Re "GOP blocks minimum wage hike in Senate," Business, May 1, and "Politics vs. the minimum wage," Editorial, April 29
The standard GOP argument against boosting the federal minimum wage is that doing so would result in fewer jobs.
Normally, this type...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:42 AM
A top election-year proposal from Democrats -- a bid to raise the federal minimum wage -- was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour.
President Obama has turned the plight of the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:46 PM
When it comes to the minimum wage, I’ve accepted that all that the politicians in Washington are going to do for now is play politics with it. But does that mean they have to be stupid about it too?
And I’m talking about you, Mike Enzi,...