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Somebody’s lying and someone has to find out who

House Speaker Dennis Hastert's office may have learned of ex-Rep. Mark Foley's inappropriate conduct toward male pages in 2002, 2003 or 2005, depending on who is telling the story. This week,…

Republicans sinking under weight of Iraq, scandals

President George W. Bush and Republicans are sinking under the weight of the Iraq war and the Capitol Hill sex scandal, according to a flurry of polls, endangering their control…

Time to recognize and accept the harsh realities of Iraq

Now that so many supporters of the Iraq war have moved beyond denial, anger, bargaining and depression, and accepted the fact that the war is being lost, the elaborate dance…

Time for truth

For decades, America's elected public servants have paid great lip service to the grand political principle of hearing and heeding the vox populi. And for decades, America's politicians had little trouble…

Church wants name of clergyman who molested Foley

The Roman Catholic diocese where Mark Foley went to church as a child demanded Tuesday that the disgraced ex-congressman name the clergyman who he claims molested him 40 years ago. …

Records link Pombo with disgraced lobbyist Abramoff

California Rep. Richard Pombo has insisted he was never lobbied by Jack Abramoff. Records show the disgraced lobbyist billed a client for at least two contacts with Pombo a decade…

Hastert meets with evangelist who demands he quit

House Speaker Dennis Hastert met Tuesday with an evangelist who hoped to persuade the Illinois Republican to step down because of the congressional page sex scandal. Hastert had no comment after…

Voter interest at highest level in more than a decade

Politics is a water-cooler topic, a dinner-table subject, an issue to discuss after Sunday services, and this year the interest of American voters is at its highest level in more…

Ohmigod! Drill sergeants ordered to be warm & cuddly

Hollywood may have to tone down its portrayal of the military's screaming, in-your-face boot camp drill sergeant. In today's Army, shouting is out and a calmer approach to molding young…

Hastert starts looking for scapegoats on his staff

The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday anyone who covered up a growing Internet sex scandal on Capitol Hill should step down. House Speaker Dennis Hastert…