Politics

Hillary Clinton: Equality for women is ‘unfinished business’

Hillary Clinton: Equality for women is ‘unfinished business’

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared Friday that achieving equality for women and girls is “the great unfinished business of the 21st century.” The potential 2016 presidential candidate galvanized the U.N. commemoration of International Women’s Day, repeating her resounding declaration as first lady at the 1995 U.N. women’s conference in Beijing that “human […]

GOP divisions apparent at CPAC conference

GOP divisions apparent at CPAC conference

The nation’s top Republican leaders are courting conservative activists gathered in suburban Washington this week, highlighting the tug of war for the GOP’s soul. Thursday marks the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. Conservative firebrand […]

Wisconsin Republicans remove sexually-abusive leader

Wisconsin Republicans remove sexually-abusive leader

Republicans who control the Wisconsin state Assembly unanimously voted to remove the majority leader from his post Tuesday amid allegations that he groped one woman and verbally abused another during a trip to Washington last week. State Rep. Bill Kramer, who had held the Assembly’s second-most powerful position since September, wasn’t at the meeting. He […]

Auto bailout a political issue in Michigan Senate race

Auto bailout a political issue in Michigan Senate race

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters sought to put his Republican opponent, Terri Lynn Land, on the defensive Monday by highlighting her 2012 opposition to the federal auto bailout, which is credited with saving the industry and is popular with Michigan voters. The third-term congressman and other Democrats drew attention to statements Land made at […]

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 […]

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, […]