| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:23 PM
Thanks to a thoughtless equivocation by an American governor visiting Britain, the measles vaccine has become the first important controversy of the 2016 Republican presidential primary.
As with other long-settled issues that unexpectedly pop up to bite...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 10:38 PM
Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal.
But they don't know how many of them are new.
The emails were to and from Lois Lerner, who used to head...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:01 AM
Comedian Bill Maher bemoans political correctness but sees a bounty of jokes inspired by politicians.
Will Democrat Hillary Clinton run for president?
“I have no doubt — unless she’s been faking it for 67 years,” says Maher,...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:37 AM
Sarah Palin was mid-speech at an Iowa Tea Party gathering this weekend, the Freedom Summit, when her teleprompter froze. Without her script, the former vice presidential candidate and bestselling author got ... poetic.
Palin was soon using long dramatic...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:35 PM
I was exasperated to read Monday's story that the top priority of the Florida House and Senate in 2015 is to find tax cuts.
Florida does not have a tax problem. Florida has an investment problem. If we really want to attract higher paying knowledge...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:44 PM
A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed by conservatives but strongly opposed by President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats....
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:47 PM
I can’t believe Rep. John Boehner and his conservative bleating sheep are so tone deaf that they think the Democrats will be blamed if the Republicans de-fund the Department of Homeland Security because of President Obama’s humane and...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:48 PM
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The GOP has raised the use of redrawn boundary maps and gerrymandering to the level...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:04 AM
When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A — Sarah Palin.
This isn't to say that Palin was part of the war on women, though many Democrats would say so. Rather she was one of the war's most...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 5:43 PM
Last week's drama in the House of Representatives, when Speaker John A. Boehner needed Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to rescue him from his own rebellious party, looked like a messy disaster for Republicans. But it could have been worse.
If the House...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 6:43 AM
Chris Christie, whose presidential hopes have been running into increasing turbulence, sold himself to influential Republicans as a straight-talking problem solver during weekend appearances in South Florida.
The New Jersey governor isn't —...