| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:58 PM
WASHINGTON — With another government shutdown looming as soon as January, congressional negotiators convened Wednesday to attempt to reach a budget compromise and end the brinkmanship that has left the capital lurching from one fiscal crisis to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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Cedar Cove It's Christmas, and while...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For Republicans thinking of running for president in 2016, one imperative may be rising fast: not to be Bob Dole.
The former Kansas senator was the party’s nominee for president in 1996, in the campaign that followed the last big government...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:41 PM
WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:56 AM
WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton, free to dip her toe in the water of domestic politics after four years as the nation’s chief diplomat, joined other leading Democrats in endorsing same-sex marriage.
Clinton’s announcement –...
| Mar 21, 2013
The other day, I stumbled across a conversation about homosexuality on a local Christian radio station. There were three people talking, and after the predictable hemming and hawing about loving the sinner and hating the sin (though in this case, the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:49 PM
During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes.
First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 10:01 PM
When President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate one another for the first time Wednesday night, they may feel as though they've already done so.
As with stage lighting and cameras, stand-ins are also commonly used in debate preparations, and the...
| Mar 19, 2013
Knowledge is just a slippery slope toward finding out I'm wrong about something. So I try to avoid it, usually by watching television or dodging experiences that might broaden my comfortably narrow horizons.
But not everyone is as skilled as I am at...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Let there be no cheers for Rob Portman.
The Ohio senator is, pardon the tautology, a conservative Republican and last week, he did something conservative Republicans do not do. He came out for same-sex marriage. This is a man whose anti-gay bona fides...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:03 PM
I’m sorry, did I miss something? Is Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ presumptive 2016 presidential nominee, just now coming out now in support of gay marriage? How weird. How is it possible that Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican stalwart who...