| Dec 16, 2012
| 7:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — It was a Christmas a very long time ago that my dad gave my brother and me our first guns. And a stern lecture.
Always assume the gun is loaded. Don't load it until you're ready to shoot. Never point it at anything you wouldn't want...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:29 AM
DALLAS -- President Obama is in the heart of George W. Bush country to pay tribute to the former president he describes as “concerned about all people in America, not just those who voted Republican."
Obama kicked off his Texas visit at a...
| May 4, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Five U.S. service members were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the latest deadly attack against international troops since the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive this week.
The coalition did not disclose...
| May 6, 2013
| 11:33 AM
BEIRUT — A leading member of a United Nations investigatory commission says there are “strong concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof” that Syrian rebels have used the nerve agent sarin.
Carla del Ponte, a former...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials have “serious concerns” about reports of excessive force by Turkish police against protesters, the White House said Monday, as a country lauded as a model for democracy in the Muslim world faces its most violent...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 11:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Taking aim at so-called patent trolls that use the threat of lawsuits to obtain licensing fees, President Obama issued executive orders to crack down on abuses and called on Congress to take tougher steps to protect innovative high-tech...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- Lax management oversight at the IRS led the tax-collection agency to target conservative groups for extra scrutiny for more than 18 months, causing some of their applications for nonprofit status to languish for more than three years,...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- The growing scandal at the IRS stemmed from a confused staff and lax oversight, according to an eagerly awaited inspector general’s report released Tuesday shortly after federal authorities began a criminal investigation into...
| Sep 18, 2012
The Obama administration's omnibus answer to why the Middle East (and now the much of the Muslim world) is in near open rebellion against the United States: The video did it.
The follow-up question no one seems to be asking is "What if the...
| Nov 28, 2012
In the rest of the country, it may be just another movie, but in Washington, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has become a political Rorschach test.
It seems as if every pundit in the capital has gone to see the masterful biopic about our 16th president,...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 4:41 PM
The White House issued congratulations to Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist who on Sunday was declared the winner of last weekend's Egyptian presidential election run-off, but urged the president-elect to work with other parties and minorities in the...