| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Mary Finch Hoyt
Press secretary to Rosalynn Carter
Mary Finch Hoyt, 89, White House press secretary to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, died Oct. 17 in Washington, according to Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo. She had cancer, the Washington...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:46 PM
SACRAMENTO — Ann Ravel will start her new job in Washington on Monday with the kind of celebrity status rare for a career government lawyer.
As California's top political watchdog, she launched a landmark investigation into secretive nonprofit...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:54 PM
WASHINGTON – The standoff over the government shutdown continues to damage the public’s opinion of congressional Republicans, two new surveys indicate, a finding likely to deepen concern among GOP leaders about the impact the stalemate is...
| Oct 22, 2013
Conservatives with long memories had to laugh at the recent New York Times front-page headline: "Fiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in GOP's 'Civil War.'"
That diagnosis largely hangs on the judgment of 1970s New Right direct-mail impresario Richard...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:17 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. government agencies were ordered to close for the first time in more than 17 years after lawmakers stalemated over Republican efforts to block President Obama's healthcare law.
More than 800,000 federal workers were to spend...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Reviews for the Galaxy Gear are in and they aren't good for Samsung's smartwatch.
The Galaxy Gear is a watch capable of connecting with other Samsung devices to display notifications, make phone calls and run apps. The device also has a pedometer and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:02 AM
House Republicans took to the airwaves Sunday to blast the Senate in general and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in particular for taking the day off as a partial government shutdown loomed.
This is a bit like me holding my neighbor's baby over...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Augusto Odone was a charismatic Italian economist whose job with the World Bank afforded a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the important work he performed for impoverished countries paled by comparison to the job that began to consume him in 1984: saving...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Federal agencies haven't been functioning much this month, but six of them are looking at a proposal that could squeeze huge numbers of buyers out of the mortgage market: a mandatory 30% down payment for borrowers who seek the best...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 12:35 PM
WASHINGTON — Iran's foreign minister said Sunday that his country was willing to negotiate with the United States over its nuclear program but that Washington needed to reciprocate by stopping the sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:42 PM
If proof was needed that opposites attract, the loves of Carolyn Cassady's life would more than make the case.
The daughter of a biochemistry professor and an English teacher with strict, Victorian values, she grew up in the 1940s envisioning a...