Scandal-ridden Chris Christie still out fundraising

Scandal-ridden Chris Christie still out fundraising

His political future clouded by scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pressed ahead on a national fundraising tour Thursday, but kept a low profile during a brief Boston appearance that attracted GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and intense criticism from Democrats. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who maintains an office in Boston, and Republican gubernatorial […]

For her, one term in Congress was more than enough

For her, one term in Congress was more than enough

It took barely a year in Congress for Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod to decide that she could do more for her California constituents by serving in county government. She’s one of 38 House members, including six from California, not to seek re-election in November, and during her single term, she grew frustrated quickly with the […]

Lots of worrying in the Clinton White House

Lots of worrying in the Clinton White House

The National Archives on Friday released about 4,000 pages of previously confidential documents involving former President Bill Clinton’s administration. The documents included some revealing comments about the Clintons and their concerns. Some examples: —”Be real…” according to an adviser’s 1999 memo. “Look for opportunities for humor. It’s important that people see more sides of you, […]

Obama to Democrats: Offer voters a real choice

Obama to Democrats: Offer voters a real choice

If President Barack Obama and Democrats have their way, voters will see this year’s midterm elections as a stark choice: Republicans pushing failed policies from a bygone era versus Democrats advocating for freedom and opportunity for all Americans. Far be it for Republicans to cede that argument. The GOP has its own designs for 2014, […]

Tea party claims it is well and brewing more trouble

Tea party claims it is well and brewing more trouble

The foot soldiers of the tea party movement dismiss the chatter about its demise and stand ready to use their unbending political force against both President Barack Obama and the Republican establishment this election year. The Tea Party Patriots, one of the major grass-roots groups, marked the fifth anniversary of the movement Thursday, attracting hundreds […]

Airline pilots shortage? Maybe, maybe not

Airline pilots shortage? Maybe, maybe not

Regional airlines report difficulty over the past year in finding enough pilots to hire, according to a government watchdog report obtained by The Associated Press, but it isn’t clear whether there is a shortage of pilots. , said the Government Accountability Office. A key economic indicator supports the emergence of a shortage, but two other […]

Help offered for state-run health care websites

Help offered for state-run health care websites

States that have experienced technical problems running their own health care enrollment websites are getting some help from the Obama administration. The administration quietly issued a health law fix Thursday to help those states. Several Democratic-led states, including Oregon, Maryland, Massachusetts and Hawaii, are still trying to solve website problems that have eclipsed those experienced […]