| 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...
| May 10, 2012
President Obama's announcement Wednesday that he was done "evolving" and now supports same-sex marriage was, in retrospect, inevitable. Vice President Joe Biden made it so Sunday, when he remarked almost casually that he had grown "comfortable" with gay...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Gay marriage: Rick Santorum and Jon Stewart sound off on gay marriage....
| May 10, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Will & Grace" creator talks about President Obama's remarks about same-sex marriage...
| Oct 23, 2012
I'm writing this before Monday night's presidential debate, on the assumption that neither candidate changed the dynamic of the race too dramatically.
But what if one did? What if Barack Obama announced in a fit of pique that "America doesn't deserve a...