| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Sunday morning, I was having breakfast at a funky cafe that prides itself on organic food and the languid preparation thereof. With time to observe the locals passing by, I came to an epiphany about why this green wedge of America feels so unique: Vermont...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 1:05 AM
In mid-June, the best guessers on Capitol Hill handicapped a probable 2012 Farm Bill this way: either the Senate passes its version by the Fourth of July to push the House to act by late summer or no farm law will pass until after the November general...
| Sep 14, 2012
Once again, with his intemperate criticisms of the handling of the anti-American episodes in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney has leaped before looking into the arena of President Barack Obama's greatest political strength.
In accusing the Obama...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago.
The decision of Republican Jim DeMint...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:03 AM
In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago.
The decision of Republican Jim DeMint of South...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:40 AM
It's not like there weren't big things going on in politics this past week, what with the fiscal cliff looming and the state deficit seemingly growing by the minute. Oh, and tea party honcho Jim DeMint leaving the Senate.
But sometimes a story that falls...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Watch out, folks, this could get bumpy.
With the release Monday of a proposal, or something approximating one, from House Republican leaders on a way to avert the "fiscal cliff," we now have the opening positions from both parties, neither of which...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:44 AM
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| Dec 7, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jim DeMint, the Tea Party kingmaker who announced his resignation from the U.S. Senate Thursday to head a Washington-based conservative think tank, left an indelible mark on the world of Pennsylvania politics.
It was DeMint, who during the infancy of...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol on Monday afternoon and took up a brave new cause: He is opposing disabled people.
Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, declared his wish that...
| Jan 21, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Frank James Senators tend to take care of their own and today they took care of Hillary Clinton, voting 94 to 2 to confirm her as President Obama's secretary of state. The two Republican senators who voted against her?......