| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:04 PM
For more than a generation, abortion has been a litmus test in American politics. Democrats, in the main, support legalized abortion. Republicans, for the most part, are opposed.
So when four of the GOP presidential hopefuls appeared Wednesday night at a...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:09 AM
No more Mr. Nice Newt.
As he girds for what is expected to be a disappointing showing in tonight's Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is lashing out, calling rival Mitt Romney a "liar" responsible for negative ads that sunk...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Just hours before a midnight deadline, congressional leaders and White House officials were “on the way to resolving” a key sticking point in a budget dispute that has threatened a government shutdown this weekend, a senior Democratic official...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:39 PM
The Senate has rejected a bill that would have blocked funding for implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law.
The 47-53 vote, which broke along party lines, was an expected result in the chamber, which is run by Democrats. The bill...
| Feb 17, 2011
When officials at Lubbock Christian School were pondering who should headline their annual benefit dinner for the 350-student institution in northwest Texas, someone suggested inviting Sarah Palin.
"We all laughed and said, 'That's impossible,' "...
| Sep 24, 2011
Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, who filled the seat vacated by Judge Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1989 after he was named to the U.S. Supreme Court and who was highly respected for her sharp legal mind, productivity and dedication,...
| Apr 14, 2011
In the ongoing rancor surrounding federal funding of Planned Parenthood, misinformation has a starring role. There have been, of course, predictable gusts of hot air from pundits like Bill O'Reilly, who asserted last month that "nobody's life is...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Cecile Richards: Jon Stewart talks to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards about birth control, abortion, and the revived culture wars....
| Oct 31, 2011
| 3:20 PM
OK, Halloween checklist: No eye color-changing lenses, because they can infect your cornea. Check. No black licorice for days at a time, as it lowers potassium and can cause heart arrythmias. Check. Don't go overboard on the chocolate, which contains...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Nothing gets my cynic juices flowing quite like hearing people call on the Internet to fix the political system. Former Vice President Al Gore and online entrepreneur Sean Parker gave an overflow crowd at the South by Southwest trade show......
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Jon Stewart: On "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart wonders how Republicans can "love America so much but hate almost three-quarters of the people living in it."...