| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Since it became clear that Mitt Romney would win the GOP nomination, the Obama campaign has been eager to portray the former Massachusetts governor as the committed conservative he presented himself as in the primaries. But Thursday, Vice President Joe...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Republican candidate Paul Ryan will face off against Vice President Joe Biden Thursday night at 6 p.m. PDT in the first and only vice presidential debate, held in Danville, Ky.
Ryan, 42, and Biden, 69, will meet after a week of anticipation, in a duel...
| Dec 9, 2012
Jack Brooks hounded government bureaucrats, drafted articles of impeachment against President Nixon and was a strong supporter of civil rights in a congressional career that spanned four decades. But the Texas politician was perhaps best known for his...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Robert H. Bork, the conservative legal champion whose bitter defeat for a Supreme Court seat in 1987 politicized the confirmation process and changed the court's direction for decades, died Wednesday. He was 85.
The former Yale law professor and judge on...
| Oct 9, 2012
Sal Castro sat in his book-lined den, reduced to writing on a whiteboard to fight what could be his last political battle.
Hours earlier, the "usually glib and gregarious" teacher and activist, as he describes himself, had been released from St....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Telana Starks was watching her niece play in a sandbox Monday afternoon in Lafayette Park when I asked if she was following the presidential campaign. She said she hadn't really been paying any attention, which was interesting because the candidates...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Even before President Obama announced his proposed gun control measures, right-wing paranoids and Republican members of Congress were raving about impeachment, incipient monarchy and civil war.
Obama’s proposal is expected to include a call for...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 10:44 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four years after riding a wave of optimism into the White House, President Obama offered a sobering message as he asked Americans for another term to help complete the country’s recovery from the worst economic crisis since...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 7:43 PM
As criticism mounted on the Obama Administration, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton acted Monday to shield President Obama from blame for the deadly September attack on a U.S. mission in Libya, saying that any fault lies with her as America’...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:33 PM
News of a U.S. government inquiry into Hollywood studios’ business practices in China -- now their largest foreign market -- caught some Beijing International Film Festival guests by surprise on Wednesday. But it didn’t surprise others...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Air Force Two, with Vice President Joe Biden aboard, had to land in Santa Barbara late Thursday after a bird strike, officials said. “The Vice President left Santa Barbara this afternoon as scheduled, aboard an alternate U.S. Air Force aircraft,...