| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty.
This has not been a pretty picture in the recent past. Who can forget then-South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer likening poor people to animals one feeds from the back door and Nebraska ...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Thank you for your thoughtful, balanced editorial on Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's recent discussion of poverty ("Ryan's safety net," July 28).
A quick read of Congressman Ryan's proposal show his appreciation of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit as an...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:15 PM
In Sunday's Morning Call, we read "A Living Wage?" about how Sasha and Samuel Rivera of Allentown rely on food stamps because their full-time jobs don't provide an adequate living wage. Meanwhile, we have a GOP-led House refusing to consider Obama's...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:25 PM
On a recent sunny Sunday in South Los Angeles, worshipers gathered in a wood-beam Pentecostal church to sing and offer testimonials of faith. In the middle of the African American congregation, swaying during the hymns and dropping money into the...
| Aug 11, 2014
Yes, we Americans, our members of Congress and our presidents care intensely about the plight of our fellow citizens who live in poverty. Until a little time passes, at which point ... we all move on. All of us, that is, except the millions of people...
| Aug 6, 2014
Like most Republicans, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is an Obamacare refusenik. A staunch opponent of the law, he rejected the Medicaid expansion, refused to build an exchange and won't encourage Mississippians to enroll in the federal backstop.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Jobs and the economy remain tops on voters' minds heading into the midterm election, and House Speaker John A. Boehner wants to re-focus his Republican Party on a "five points" pocketbook agenda before November.
The speaker, known for an unwavering...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Rupert Murdoch has shared some of his thoughts on U.S. and British politics, the Scottish referendum for independence -- and why he aborted his company's $80-billion bid this summer for rival Time Warner.
Murdoch was interviewed Thursday morning by Neil...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This week, Republicans in the Senate blocked a proposed constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, a measure that would have fallen far short of the required two-thirds majority even if there had been a...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), closing out a floor debate over spending priorities and opening a new front on the midterm campaign trail.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday at one of the most difficult moments of his political career: The investigations into his administration's mammoth traffic jam continue,...