| Aug 1, 2013
Among the most egregious distortions to cloud the healthcare debate in 2009 was the false notion that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act called for "death panels," through which the government would determine whether seniors and the disabled...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Attention women of "The View": Soon you won't have Elisabeth Hasselbeck to push around any more.
The sole conservative voice on the four- (sometimes five-) woman panel announced on Tuesday that Wednesday would be her final day on "The View." She's...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:07 PM
President Obama, Tuesday night in the East Room: "Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and thereby make our own...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Probably nothing causes members of Congress more unease than having to talk about death. It’s only been four years since healthcare reform became more about whether President Obama wanted to throw mama from a train via “death panels”...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Tina Fey can't seem to stay away from 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
The funny lady, whose Emmy-nominated "30 Rock" had its series finale on NBC earlier this year and has already sold another female-centered sitcom to the network last month, will return to...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Republicans have said hyperbolic things about the 2010 healthcare law's Independent Payment Advisory Board so many times -- e.g., former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's declaration that it's a "death panel" -- that I've gotten inured to it. Nevertheless, it was...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Carol Burnett, the trailblazing comedienne whose variety show was a top draw on CBS for over a decade, was named the winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Tuesday.
Burnett, 80, will receive the award in an Oct. 20 in a ceremony to be...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Anybody with half a brain should have known it was wrong to put an Obama mask on the face of a rodeo clown Saturday at the Missouri State Fair.
It was wrong for the announcer, a local school superintendent, to rile up the crowd by saying, “We&...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:26 PM
It should come as no surprise that Jane Fonda's role on "The Newsroom" comes with a bit of ease.
The veteran actress portrays Leona Lansing, the unpitying CEO of the parent company that owns the cable news network at the center of the series. And she...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Democratic Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska had perhaps the most appropriate reaction to the "news" that Sarah Palin may seek to run against him in 2014: Win a primary, then you'll get my attention.
"I take every candidate seriously -- that...
| Apr 7, 2013
Almost four years ago, long before the 2012 presidential campaign heated up, CNN took a poll to learn who Republicans might choose as their party's next nominee. There were two clear front-runners: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Gov....