Thursday, December 13, 2018
It’s a rainy morning in Los Angeles, and Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy in the television series Mad Men, is standing outside the stage door smoking. On the set the actors are restricted to herbal cigarettes, which is why she...
Could the dialogue about the new health-care law get any more surreal? On one television network, Texas Republican Ted Cruz drones on and on about the evils of Obamacare, and on another, Democratic Presidents Obama and Clinton do their...
Gun safety advocates are getting a wakeup call this week, with two measures that just days ago seemed almost certain to pass are now looking iffy in the Senate. Big majorities of Americans across partisan lines, including gun owners,...
Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to accept a plea deal and not seek the death penalty for Jared Loughner, the gunman in the Arizona mass shooting last year, received an important vote of confidence from one of those wounded:...
When Catherine Ashton was named High Representative for Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy for the European Union, the predominantly male foreign policy community harrumphed its disapproval. She lacked star power, and she had no background in foreign affairs....
The buzz is beginning about first lady Michelle Obama and the political ambitions she might hold. She’s more popular than her husband in their home state of Illinois, and there’s a potential opening for a Senate seat in 2016,...
The smack down of Tea Party darling Ted Cruz continued Monday morning when U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Tom Donahue said he didn’t know Cruz, but watching the Texas senator from the perspective of someone who watches...
A cell-phone video of Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi dancing up a storm at Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s wedding Saturday went viral, injecting some fun into the news of the day on Capitol Hill. Inquiring minds wanted to know all...
Back in the day when Super 8 cameras were all the rage, three of President Richard Nixon’s top aides filled hundreds of reels, leaving behind a never-before-seen film diary that tracks the administration from its early exuberance through the...
It’s time to sound the alarm again on another bunch of Trump judges queuing up for confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Like the earlier nominees, they are overwhelmingly white and male. One in three has something explicit in their...

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