| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Republicans have done a better job this election season of averting the primary battles that have split the party in past years and dashed its chances for winning control of the Senate.
Except in Louisiana.
The state's open primary arrives on election...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:20 PM
Anchorage prosecutors declined to file criminal charges over a bloody, booze-fueled brawl involving the family of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at a birthday party, police said on Thursday as they released a report describing the melee.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the suddenly and surprisingly tight Senate race in Kansas, one gets the distinct impression that the troubled campaign of Sen. Pat Roberts is still winging it — perhaps even right-winging it.
Wearing the purple colors of Kansas State...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Scandal is striking Sarah Palin and her family once again.
An alcohol-fueled brawl allegedly broke out at a snowmobile party in Alaska involving several members of the Palin family. According to witnesses, Track Palin, the 25-year-old son of the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:29 AM
It used to be a politically safe bet to condemn same-sex marriage. As recently as 2008, Florida voters passed an amendment to the state constitution to ban it.
Today — a mere six years later — a majority of Floridians favor marriage...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Politically speaking, the case of what to do about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young American soldier held by the Taliban, was a “can’t win” for President Obama and a “can’t lose” for his opponents.
All that the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Paula Deen, self-styled queen of Southern cooking who lost her contract with Food Network last year after racially charged comments she made became public, has bought digital-distribution rights to her shows from the network for her Internet video-...
| Aug 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to The New York Times's Joe Nocera, national...
| Aug 9, 2014
Charlie Crist would be "honored" to have President Obama campaign with him. That declaration may demonstrate Crist's desperation, given Obama's 42-percent approval rating, but it reminds us of how Chain Gang Charlie came to be Chastened Charlie.