| Nov 3, 2013
Only two weeks ago, President Obama looked like a man on the rise. He and his party had successfully stared down Republicans in a 16-day government shutdown. Voters were angrier at the GOP than any time since, well, the last government shutdown. A...
| Nov 1, 2013
Re "The wrong medicine," Opinion, Oct. 28
Thank goodness for Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) simple and lucid spending summary of our "national credit card" statement and how we quickly erased the $236-billion annual surplus that Bill Clinton left us...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Past and perhaps future presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton pressed Congress on Saturday to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which has been bottled up in the Republican-held House.
“You go around the world, we are so lucky as a...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Early in her U.S. Senate tenure, when she was chewing through staff like a rototiller, Dianne Feinstein offered one of the least apologetic, most self-aware comments of her many decades in public life.
"I don't get ulcers,” she...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Highlights of John F. Kennedy's presidency, the events surrounding his assassination in 1963, and how the reporter who would become "the most trusted man in America" — CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite — broke the devastating news of JFK's death...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to California on Friday for a round of speeches and events that underscore the state's significance to her family's political fortunes and the potential presidential campaign she is pondering.
From the time four decades...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
President Obama’s hollow promise that Americans who liked their own healthcare plans would not have to give them up under Obamacare may prove to be another tempest in a tea party teapot, but it might also balloon into a political gale that blows...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:47 AM
Bruce Reed, Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff for nearly three years, will leave the administration next month to lead the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Los Angeles-based philanthropic group that backs efforts to change public schools,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:26 PM
To comemmorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address, Ken Burns and PBS have teamed up to channel your fifth-grade social studies teacher and challenge Americans everywhere to memorize and recite that famous...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Republicans were working overtime Wednesday to force Democrats to choose: Were they with President Obama on healthcare, or were they with former President Clinton?
The purported choice was prompted by Clinton’s assertion in an interview Tuesday...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation named a high-ranking White House official as its first president this week. In addition, the Broads announced a $100-million gift to their institute focused on biomedical research in Cambridge, Mass.
The moves reflect...