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New York political leader charged with ethics violations

New York political leader charged with ethics violations

New York and its Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo start this year’s legislative session facing the latest taint on its already tarnished reputation for government ethics with the arrest of Assembly…

Measles outbreak caused by anti-vaccine movement?

Measles outbreak caused by anti-vaccine movement?

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. In a rash…

Obama heads into enemy territory

Obama heads into enemy territory

President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stops on the traditional sell-the-speech tour…

Romney cites failures of leaders in both parties

Romney cites failures of leaders in both parties

Outlining his possible rationale for a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that political leaders in both parties are failing to address the nation’s most pressing problems —…

Boehner defies Obama with Netanyhu invitation

Boehner defies Obama with Netanyhu invitation

Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he’s invited Israel’s prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran.…

House backs down on anti-abortion publicity stunt

House backs down on anti-abortion publicity stunt

With thousands of anti-abortion protesters in town, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please them. But it’s not the bill an embarrassed GOP was hoping…

Obama’s State of Union: Tax the rich to help everyone else

Obama’s State of Union: Tax the rich to help everyone else

Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the…

SOTU: Loading the House gallery with partisan guests

SOTU: Loading the House gallery with partisan guests

To see the other stars of the State of the Union Tuesday night, you had to look up — way up, to the visitors’ gallery circling the room above President…

Republicans stand fast on partisan response to SOTU

Republicans stand fast on partisan response to SOTU

  The new Republican Congress understands Americans’ suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama’s failed policies, the…

Can Obama influence anything with his State of the Union speech?

Can Obama influence anything with his State of the Union speech?

Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016…