| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:45 PM
As business and political leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the improving world economy, new evidence emerged about how much the rich have become richer — and how much further the poor are falling behind.
The 85 richest people on...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:34 PM
This just in: The man who gets paid to know is suddenly a know-nothing.
Blame it on the sinister Bowl Championship Series master plot to faucet-drip the suspense until the last Harris pollster is tracked down at a bar singing his college fight song on a...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:08 PM
After a highly contentious, hugely unproductive session, members of the most unpopular Congress in history will face voters this year and, very likely, win reelection in overwhelming numbers.
It is a paradox of these discontented times. Participants...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:00 PM
He has berated questioners at campaign events from California to New Hampshire, called a former Navy SEAL an idiot for criticizing his education policies and, wielding an ice cream cone, dressed down a passerby in a widely broadcast confrontation along...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:52 PM
If a cartoon balloon had floated atop President Obama’s head during his year-end news conference on Friday it would have said, succinctly: “Good riddance, 2013. Here’s hoping for a better 2014.”
The president certainly noted some...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Nicely played, Google Doodle! I see what you did there.
Today's Google Doodle kicks off Christmas Eve by sidestepping the never-to-be-resolved "Merry Christmas" versus "Happy Holidays" debate.
The Google Doodle simple shows a bucolic scene of a couple...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:37 PM
METAIRIE, La. — In the months before Congress passed the president's healthcare law, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu faced a deluge: The office phones rang off the hook, the mail was heavy and a few restive constituents — well aware of the cameras...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians.
Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:47 PM
NEW YORK -- To the cheers of hundreds of supporters, New York’s next mayor, Bill de Blasio, promised Tuesday to lead the city down a path that would tackle racial inequality and undo income gaps that he said were “decades in the making.”...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:47 PM
After winning reelection by an overwhelming margin, Gov. Chris Christie took the stage Tuesday night to give a victory speech not just to supporters in New Jersey, but also to the rest of the United States, who might be asked to vote for him in 2016....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:17 PM
The two biggest elections Tuesday provided an imperfect template for predicting the future.
In New Jersey, Republican Gov. Chris Christie so thoroughly blew away his Democratic opponent that conclusions are skewed. It would be a miracle, for instance,...