| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:32 PM
It’s a popular meme on the left, well summed up in this quotation from the website Down With Tyranny: “Chief Justice John Roberts does everything he can to see that the FISA court remains a trusty tool of the national security state.”...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- Martin Luther King Jr. didn't live and die to hear his heirs "whine about political gridlock," former President Clinton said Wednesday.
Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream"...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality.
As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one...
| Sep 4, 2013
Every member of the Senate with a glimmer of ambition to run for president — and that's most of them — knows that a vote for war can make or break a political career. The example of Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose vote to authorize the 2003...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:10 AM
The Blind Boys of Alabama, known in various formations since the late 1930s for their harmony-rich gospel music, are courting a new audience: indie-rock millennials.
On Thursday the group announced details of its upcoming collaboration with Justin...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:21 PM
A Miranda warning given in both English and Spanish to a Spanish-speaking suspect is insufficient if a police officer’s translation fails to convey the true meaning of the arrested person's rights, a federal appeals court decided Monday.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Voyager 1 has left the solar system. Now let’s hope it doesn’t come back marked “Return to Sender.”
As my colleague Monte Morin reported Thursday:
After 36 years of space travel and months of heated debate among scientists,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:28 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A gay Filipino immigrant who had been ordered deported won a reprieve from a federal appeals court Wednesday on the grounds he would be persecuted for his sexual orientation if sent back to the Philippines.
Dennis Vitug, 37, who has...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:17 PM
Harold Agnew, a leading figure of the nuclear age who helped design the first atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project, led efforts after World War II to make the weapons more secure and championed the development of nuclear power during a...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court Friday unanimously upheld former San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds’ conviction for obstructing justice for a rambling answer he gave to a federal grand jury investigating doping in professional sports....
| Jun 9, 2013
The appointment of Susan Rice as national security advisor sends an important signal about the kind of foreign policy President Obama wants to pursue for the remainder of his second term: activist, assertive, occasionally even pugnacious. With three years...