Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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:...
Politicians come and go but Bill Clinton is forever, or so it seems with the former president slated for a starring role at the Democratic convention next month. His legacy is getting top billing in both the Obama and...
Sometimes history is made without fanfare or controversy. That’s what happened in Minneapolis on Sunday, when all 15 members of the Democratic platform drafting committee voiced their assent to the party’s first-ever plank endorsing same-sex marriage. “It wasn’t even...
The Obama campaign responded quickly and forcefully to charges made by two unnamed Romney aides to the Daily Telegraph in London that President Obama doesn’t understand the special relationship between the U.S. and Britain—and that Romney would restore the...
In the days following the shooting in Aurora, a bipartisan consensus took hold that gun control can’t be achieved in the current political climate. The National Rifle Association is too powerful, and passing another law probably wouldn’t do much...
Now that he’s been out of the White House for almost four years, George W. Bush’s post-presidency is coming into sharper relief, and there’s a lot for his critics to admire. Together with Laura Bush, he spent the July...
Well before the latest atrocity in Aurora, Colo., she has been championing the cause of sensible gun limitations—and, given the toxic politics of Capitol Hill, getting nowhere. The New York congresswoman has more than 100 co-sponsors for her bill...
A do-over is rare in politics, and the Supreme Court handed one to President Obama by upholding his much-maligned health-care law. Backers of the president and the health-care reform that he pushed through—and which cost Democrats the House—would like...
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...
Among her first phone calls were her husband (“Sweetie, we won.”) and Vicki Kennedy, Sen. Ted Kennedy’s widow, telling her, “Now Teddy can rest.” Ted Kennedy had long been the inspiration for health care as a right, not a...

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