| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:17 PM
"Colleagues," said the June 27 letter to 98 U.S. senators, "now it is your turn." The letter's authors are Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman and ranking Republican on the tax-writing Finance Committee, respectively. From their...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 9:10 PM
WASHINGTON — "Colleagues," said the June 27 letter to 98 U.S. senators, "now it is your turn." The letter’s authors are Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman and ranking Republican on the tax-writing Finance Committee,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Newt Gingrich is telling Republicans not to fear a government shutdown because the last one went so well for them. This is pure revisionist history, and they would be fools to believe him.
Some Republicans are urging the party to refuse to back any...
| Jul 3, 2013
Frederick Douglass, the most important African-American in the 19th century, was loyal to the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln's day, even when it turned disloyal to him. I wonder how he would feel about today's Grand Old Party?
"I knew that...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans feel growing pressure to steer firmly right on key issues, thanks to changes in primary-election politics that are complicating Congress' ability to solve big problems.
Independent research supports the belief...
| Jun 29, 2013
A few weeks ago Sen. Bob Dole, the most respected Republican in the land and the presidential nominee in 1996,- had this advice for his own party: Close up shop and hang out a sign saying "Closed for Repairs." Then sit down and reconsider your...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Who doesn't admire former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole? Wounded World War II veteran, part-time comedian (Mr. Dole once described a meeting of former presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon as "see no evil, hear no evil -- and evil"), former...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Whether it's the indelible horror of the massacre at Newtown, Conn., or the tone-deaf response of the National Rifle Association and its allies who have shown themselves so hysterical and paranoid on the subject of gun rights, the public's hunger for...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:30 AM
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:01 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general.
Koop, who died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., at age 96, was by far the...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:08 PM
National Rifle Association President David Keene is slated to speak about gun rights during a Franklin County (Pa.) Republican Committee dinner scheduled for April 3.
Committee Chairman Dwight Weidman on Wednesday announced Keene will be the keynote...