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Benghazi probe turns into another political ploy

A special House committee on the 2012 Benghazi attacks has devolved from an investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Libya into a...

Confederate flag issue flies high with GOP

Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, called for the immediate removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside the South Carolina...

DOA for Iowa GOP Straw Poll?

As a rising number of 2016 GOP hopefuls distance themselves from Iowa's Republican Straw Poll, state party officials are set to discuss the future...

Ethanol plan: More political impact than anything else

The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have...

Emails suggest future political problems for Hillary

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi...

Can GOP fine-tune economic message?

Facing a recovering economy and a tumbling jobless rate, Republican presidential candidates honing their economic message are trying tap into a lingering sense of...

A past in politics best left forgotten

Politics is a sideshow, a carnival extravaganza with all its sleaze, mimicry and illusion.  I worked inside that world for half of the 23...

A long, painful way to pick a new leader

Most U.S. presidential candidates really don't want to spend nearly two years bowing and scraping to voters and campaign donors. Most voters sure don't want...

Obama mixes politics with monument designation

Officially, President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Thursday to designate a new national monument. But you'd be forgiven for mistaking the visit...

Once paralyzed, ex-football player now moving through politics

Every step used to be a miracle for Adam Taliaferro. Now the onetime Penn State defensive back — whose NFL dreams were ended by...