| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
My favorites choked, my dark horses stumbled and I watched helplessly as my NCAA bracket literally folded itself into a paper airplane and flew into my office garbage can before the Sweet 16 was even solidified.
Still, like millions of Americans, I...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- The last time Janet L. Yellen faced a Senate confirmation hearing, she shared the witness table with two other nominees for about 90 minutes, answered a handful of relatively mild questions and was on her way to an easy confirmation to be...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee expects to hold a confirmation hearing in November on Janet L. Yellen's nomination to be the next head of the Federal Reserve as supporters try to get her formally in place before current Fed chief Ben S....
| Sep 5, 2013
Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013
ROGER WATERS: One Wall He Does Not Want to Tear Down
Roger Waters took his production of Pink Floyd's The Wall to Berlin, Germany last night, and on Tuesday he joined a protest to protect one of the last...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:40 PM
WASHINGTON - President Obama joined the parade of personalities campaigning for onetime Democratic Party chief Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race, a closely watched swing-state contest that could test both parties' strategy for next year's...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From today's story about the legal travails of infomercial huckster Kevin Trudeau: Throughout the court fight, Trudeau has remained outspoken. After (U.S. District Judge Robert) Gettleman approved the fine, Trudeau used Internet radio broadcasts and his...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Actress Zoe Saldana, known for her roles as Neytiri in "Avatar" and as Uhura in the new "Star Trek" movies, has been exploring a few new worlds of her own this year.
This summer she married Italian artist Marco Perego, and in September she put her...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Extending and expanding upon our recent observations about deregulation by budgetary starvation--"defund to defang" is how we put it the other day--economist Bruce Bartlett examines the sad case of the IRS.
"Republicans have been playing this trick with...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians.
Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:13 PM
HERNDON, Va. – Democrats took the governor’s office in Virginia late Tuesday, as longtime party insider Terry McAuliffe outpaced his socially conservative rival in an election that raged with national arguments about the federal government...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A surreal slice of presidential primary campaigning is chronicled with dogged verite detail in "Caucus," director AJ Schnack's portrait of eight Republican nomination hopefuls engaged in good old-fashioned retail politics during the run-up to the 2012...