| May 31, 2011
Princeton's Cornel West, one of the most famous black intellectuals in America, says that President Obama is afraid of "free black men." Because of Obama's atypical upbringing, West says, "when he meets these independent black folk who have a history of...
| May 13, 2011
| 2:03 PM
Obligation is the appropriately named Anne Arundel County estate owned by retired attorney John F. Wilson Jr. The vast chunk of property on which his 17th-century home stands was a land grant issued in 1671 by Charles Calvert to Thomas Stockett, who had...
| Apr 9, 2011
Jane Harman has a new address -- on Pennsylvania Avenue. No, not that address. She's the new honcho at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Starting in 1992, she won nine elections in Southern California's coastal 36th Congressional...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 8:58 AM
Two years ago, Kerry Washington found herself in the deep South with nothing to do. She had swung down to South Carolina to check out the presidential debates, only to learn her next film was in writers'-strike limbo. So the Bronx native decided to go...
| Aug 19, 2010
Is swimming the best exercise for lifelong health?
I've always hoped so — for decades as a recreational swimmer and more recently, as a competitor in meets sponsored by U.S. Masters Swimming, a group of 50,000 similar enthusiasts ages 18 to over...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs and his so-called "A Team" analysts on Wednesday mocked legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D.-Mass.) that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level and leave its...
| Aug 3, 2010
Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
| Jun 9, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Only weeks old, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is on life support following the mass departure of his entire senior staff.
Gingrich's longtime aide, Rick Tyler, confirmed Thursday afternoon that he and other top aides had resigned.
"My idea of...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 3:16 PM
While the presidential campaign hasn't officially started, Mitt Romney leads the pack in pre-campaign fundraising by a handful of potential Republican presidential contenders, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission.
| Apr 26, 2011
| 9:05 AM
The chairman of the Republican National Committee said Tuesday that his party's presidential field would solidify soon and that he expected the nomination battle to be tidy enough to give the party a fighting chance against President Obama in 2012.
| Apr 15, 2011
| 12:35 PM
When Mitt Romney announced his presidential exploratory committee this week, he did so from New Hampshire, and he mentioned Nevada. On Friday, he was in Florida. All three are scheduled to be among the first states holding presidential nominating contests...