| Sep 28, 2008
| 4:13 PM
| Sep 30, 2008
On Sunday evening, Republican House Minority Leader John A. Boehner explained his considered opinion on the $700-billion Wall Street bailout plan: It's a "crap sandwich," he said, but he was going to eat it.
Well, it turned out he couldn't shove it...
| Oct 26, 2008
As the presidential campaign wends through its final days, a disturbing, discordant note has entered the vernacular of the race. After months of a spirited but serious debate about the future of the country -- about whether our common lot is best...
| Nov 10, 2008
Today's question: Can future Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel keep Barack Obama on track, or was his selection the first sign of Obama's partisanship getting in the way of his effectiveness? All week, Scott Lilly and David Weigel discuss Obama's transition...
| Dec 31, 2008
Given his shameless refusal to step down, it's not surprising that Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich insisted on exercising his authority to appoint a U.S. senator to succeed President-elect Barack Obama. The governor, who has been accused by federal...
| Jan 30, 2009
Much of the country may still be suffering from electoral and inaugural exhaustion, but a substantial section of politically involved Hollywood has rediscovered the wisdom of the late, great Tip O'Neill --"All politics is local."
| Feb 7, 2009
President Obama and Senate Democratic leaders, propelled by news of the biggest one-month loss of jobs in 35 years, hammered out a deal Friday evening that clears the way for Senate approval of a massive economic stimulus plan.
The compromise, the...
| Mar 3, 2009
That the Democrats are keen to crack down on conservative talk radio -- crack down on free speech they don't like, that is -- is now impossible to deny.
Two approaches are being contemplated. The one getting the most attention involves creating a new...
| Mar 6, 2009
Scan any list of the Dems' biggest givers and money-raisers and you'll find the names of Haim and Cheryl Saban, but their most recent cause is a decidedly local one with deep roots in their hometown: restoration of the landmark Wilshire Theatre in Beverly...
| Mar 19, 2009
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been called many things during his 22-year Senate career, but the name that sticks when the issue of nuclear power comes up is "NIMBY." That's because Reid has fought tirelessly to block construction of a...
| Mar 30, 2009
| 1:37 PM
"I don't say this lightly: Jerry Mack and Parry Thomas built Las Vegas."
Senator Harry Reid
When people ask me about early Las Vegasstories passed down from my grandfather, my father and my "Uncle" ParryI like to tell them the Big Secret.
It was the...