| May 8, 2013
| 5:41 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four years after scandal derailed his political career, ex-Republican Gov. Mark Sanford once again holds a South Carolina political office, winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday after a race in which he battled...
| May 2, 2013
| 10:18 AM
WASHINGTON -- In a congressional campaign ad released Wednesday, Mark Sanford, R-Appalachian Trail, looks soberly into the camera and makes his closing plea before Tuesday's vote.
"Nancy Pelosi and allies have spent more than a million dollars to...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON -- America's most interesting development since November is the Republican Party becoming more interesting. Consider the congressman from Grand Rapids, Mich., who occupies the seat once held by Gerald Ford, embodiment of vanilla Republicanism....
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- I think I've figured it out. Republicans must be staging some kind of fiendishly clever plot to lure Democrats into a false sense of security.
That's the only possible explanation for some of the weirdness we're seeing and hearing from the...
| Jan 12, 2013
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ushering in the new and the old — dozens of eager freshmen determined to change Washington and the harsh reality of another stretch of bitterly divided government.
The 113th Congress will convene Thursday at the...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 4:00 AM
When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow?
I was in the room when, during the Democratic National Convention, civil rights hero...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The National Rifle Association will have a presence on the Sunday morning programs this weekend. The group's leaders will discuss calls for greater gun control since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Wayne LaPierre, the NRA'...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Washington -- It's crunch time for avoiding the fiscal cliff as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner and their aides hold private talks on issues that will impact every American.
Three weeks remain to cut a deal before the automatic...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Negotiations on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff got a jump-start on Monday with House Republicans offering a counter-proposal to President Barack Obama, but continuing to reject his call for higher tax rates on the wealthy.
The GOP proposal would result...