| May 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
What is it about presidents' second terms that makes them seem so scandal-ridden? Simple: The iron law of longevity. All governments make mistakes, and all governments try to hide those mistakes. But the longer an administration is in office, the more...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Missouri Atty. Gen. Chris Koster filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Fresno on Monday, challenging a California law that requires the living conditions of egg-laying hens to include enough room for the animals to spread their wings.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Rep. Steve King is a conservative Republican congressman from Iowa. He’s described as an “immigration hawk,” a term implying that determining the policy under which we allow immigrants into this country is a type of warfare.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON — On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Republican leaders shucked their jackets, sat at a conference table and faced empty chairs — and cameras — to show that Democrats wouldn't negotiate.
With the shutdown...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 3:55 PM
The newly unveiled George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has occasioned a lot of reflection on our last president's accomplishments and failures.
There are lessons within those walls. In the case of immigration reform, especially, we'd do...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Republicans could make an easy hit on the Obama administration by highlighting the State Department's apparent bureaucratic blundering during and after the deadly terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last fall, but they refuse to...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Committee approval of a sweeping Senate immigration overhaul has put pressure on the House, where Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and top leaders have been pushing a bipartisan group of lawmakers to produce its own bill.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Even as the Senate takes up the issue of immigration reform this week, Republicans are increasingly giving indications that the effort isn't likely to go very far. First, it was Sen. Marco Rubio's dance around the issue — repeatedly speaking out...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 5:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress this year will deal with a host of profound issues: A confrontation over raising the nation's debt limit. Budget battles that will determine whether more cuts are made in government services. And the most ambitious attempt to...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Coincidence or not, Ted Cruz’s appearances in Iowa this weekend come as Texas’ tea party senator and his wife appeared to be trying to humanize the potential 2016 presidential candidate, who is both loved and hated, even among Republicans, for...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:09 PM
WASHINGTON — The cluck may be running out on California’s egg law.
The House on Thursday approved a bill that would prevent California from requiring that eggs imported into the state be produced under standards ensuring that hens can spread...