| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Pro football is back, and Thursday night's kickoff game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens scored a big victory for NBC.
According to early numbers from Nielsen, the game drew a rating of 10 in prime time among advertiser-desired 18-...
| Oct 13, 2013
We Americans like to think of ourselves as animal lovers. But is this claim true? One way to answer this question is to follow the money. According to government, industry and interest group stats, we spend about $50 billion on our pets annually and...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:15 PM
The gig: John Rogovin, 52, is executive vice president and general counsel for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. As the top legal eagle for the storied movie and television studio, Rogovin oversees a staff of more than 160 lawyers and is involved in such...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For Republicans thinking of running for president in 2016, one imperative may be rising fast: not to be Bob Dole.
The former Kansas senator was the party’s nominee for president in 1996, in the campaign that followed the last big government...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Newt Gingrich, making an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Wednesday to promote his new gig on CNN's recently resurrected "Crossfire," offered his thoughts on the current impasse between President Obama and the GOP.
"He shouldn't give...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:03 PM
NEW YORK — Corpses are sprawled on crime-ridden streets. Rioters hurl bottles through the night sky. An elderly woman stands alone, grim-faced and tense, on a subway car slathered in graffiti.
The scenes in Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota's...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:33 AM
After the coffee. Before getting into baseball playoff mode.
The Skinny: I'm still trying to get through the second episode of NBC's "The Blacklist." I do like James Spader, but I'm not sold on the show yet. Wednesday's headlines include layoffs at...
| Oct 2, 2013
Re "Congress fails to stop shutdown," Oct. 1
A sect of the Republican Party has again flexed its political muscle and effectively shut down the government because it doesn't feel it necessary for those without healthcare insurance now to be able to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:06 PM
WASHINGTON – With the House and Senate locked in stalemate, the Office of Management and Budget formally began shutting down the government late Monday, ordering federal agencies to prepare for funding to expire and to execute contingency plans....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Political scientist Louis Brownlow once famously lauded Franklin D. Roosevelt's advisors' "passion for anonymity." Gone are the days.
Today's Washington operatives more closely resemble Norma Desmond in "Sunset Blvd." — characters consumed by...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:51 PM
As her fans wait for Hillary Clinton to decide whether she will run for president in 2016, the organization known as Ready for Hillary is expanding its team — adding two members from Southern California to help build a network of supporters that...