| Nov 25, 2014
— Barack Obama's decision to follow through on his plan to reform immigration policy through an executive action is an uncharacteristically bold gamble, made in the hope of salvaging the final two years of his presidency and his own political...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:37 PM
A landmark agreement on climate change between the U.S. and China, the world's top two polluting nations, faced immediate challenges from experts who warned that it would require an overhaul of China's economy and from Republicans in Congress who vowed to...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:17 AM
The GOP manifesto published by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday over the names of Republican leaders John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., included a tweak to the Affordable Care Act they say would provide Americans with "more hours and...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The Senate narrowly avoided a postelection showdown between the White House and Congress when a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass Tuesday.
Democratic Senate leaders had...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) honed in on his inner Jean-Claude Van Damme in the longtime senator's latest campaign ad.
The ad shows the 29-year-senator parodying Van Damme's viral Volvo ad that showed the actor executing an epic split between two...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:41 PM
The number of unaccompanied children apprehended by federal agents last month at the nation’s Southwest border was down by 40% compared with last October, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The announcement comes as the nation prepares...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The minute we glimpse a flicker of hope in the fight against climate change, Republicans in Congress announce their intention to snuff it out. Fortunately for the planet, it seems they can't.
This week's stunning announcement of a long-range agreement...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority.
They spent a lot of...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For those who expected President Barack Obama to spend his final two years in office curled up in the fetal position after the thunderclap of Republican victories in the midterm election, better brace yourselves. Returning from his diplomatic trip to Asia...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:56 PM
With only two years left in his final term — and after a stinging rebuke to the Democratic Party in the midterm elections — the president is showing a new attitude: No more Mr. Nice Guy.
First, President Barack Obama threw down a challenge...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:09 AM
We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...