| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Moments into a confirmation hearing Tuesday for James B. Comey Jr. as the seventh director of the FBI, Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as a group of former FBI agents, said they have grave...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ann Ravel, chairwoman of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, would seem like just the right tonic for the wounded and disastrously ineffective Federal Election Commission. But that only makes it less likely that the Senate will let her...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:31 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The lesbian cousin of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Wednesday she was “absolutely” proud of the procedural ruling he authored that will permit her and her partner to marry in the months ahead.
Jean Podrasky, 49, a...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:50 AM
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- President Obama said Monday that national security officials are evaluating a report published this weekend claiming that the United States spied on its allies at the European Union, even as he dismissed espionage among...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In December 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher impulsively — and successfully — bid on 12 parcels of land in southern Utah whose oil and drilling rights were being auctioned off by the Bureau of Land Management...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:11 PM
GOREE ISLAND, Senegal – President Obama stared pensively out the “door of no return,” described in Senegal as the last exit for those boarding ships bound for the Americas, in a house where children, women and men were separated and...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:17 PM
SAN JOSE — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was heckled and booed by liberal activists Saturday when she said that Edward Snowden broke the law when he revealed classified information about secret surveillance programs.
Another round of...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:44 PM
The firestorm set off by Edward Snowden's leaks about National Security Agency surveillance programs has fueled much hand-wringing about executive branch power in the post-9/11 era. On Monday, though, the Supreme Court agreed to consider a case that could...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:33 AM
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – As he visited sub-Saharan Africa this week, President Obama often found himself in his predecessor’s shadow. Then, on Tuesday, George W. Bush was at Obama’s side.
Obama and the former president stood together...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 10:14 PM
WASHINGTON — The first time Barack Obama ran, the euphoria that attended his election captivated Kamilah Aquil. Then came his presidency, a bracing reality check.
Hope faded. Not enough changed. But for Aquil, that doesn't make Obama a...
| May 4, 2013
| 8:28 AM
President Obama sounded genuinely outraged last week when he talked about the Kafkaesque situation at the Guantanamo prison camp, where the United States has been holding 166 men without trial for terms that are, at this point, officially endless.