Rules issued by the Obama administration on Wednesday expanding gay rights and protecting air travelers show that the president can make a difference in people's lives, no matter what happens in Congress.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm just tweeted that she’s overruling an apparently blind Major League Baseball umpire and issuing an official state proclamation declaring that Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga did throw a perfect game.
If Arizona watchers were hoping for news or progress from today's meeting of President Obama and Gov. Jan Brewer to discuss the state's new immigration law, they will be sorely disappointed. Conservative news outlets were particularly nonplused.
Rushing to quell another potential PR hit, the White House last night admitted it had discussed an administration job with Andrew Romanoff, a Democrat who is challenging Sen. Michael Bennet, a White House favorite, for Colorado's Senate nomination.
Despite strong objections from several members of Congress, the Obama administration still seems to be seeking support for retired Lt. Gen. James Clapper to become the new director of National Intelligence.
The reason you can’t give regulators (of Wall Street or big oil) too much "discretion" is that they’ll always be outsmarted by the private sector. That’s why standards have to be spelled out in the law.
GOP Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kirk falsely claimed to have won a prestigious war medal, but it's getting less attention than Democratic candidate Richard Blumenthal's misstatements about his service. The difference? Vietnam versus the Balkans, who broke the story, and Kirk actually served.
Tuesday's contests in Alabama, Mississippi, and New Mexico have given the pundits yet another opportunity to prattle on about "anti-establishment" fever. But here's what the results really tell us about the 2010 midterms.
Capt. Benjamin Tupper was deployed to the front lines in Afghanistan as part of an Embedded Training Team tasked with training the ramshackle Afghan National Army. He’s simultaneously faithful to the mission and critical of its execution.
The conservative activist who brought down ACORN earlier this year with a pimp hat and a hidden camera is at it again. His target this time around: the U.S. Census. Apparently, James O’Keefe got a job as a census worker in New Jersey and secretly recorded his training, along with conversations with various supervisors.
They were an odd couple from the start, a teenage romance that tried—and, after 40 years, failed—to bridge the divides that were inherent in it from the start: political versus nonpolitical Washington; ambition versus another day at the beach; a need to internalize and intellectualize versus the drummer in the band.
Former vice president Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have told friends they have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, Politico reports. In an e-mail to friends, they wrote, "This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further."...
Speaking before reporters in the Rose Garden, the president says he won’t be approving new deepwater drilling until “we can be confident we’ve done what’s necessary to prevent history from repeating itself.”
The case of an Aeroméxico flight denied access to U.S. airspace after a passenger's name was found on the U.S. "no fly" list highlights continuing gaps in the U.S. government’s no-fly system, which is supposed to prevent people on the list from boarding U.S.-bound flights.
Seventy years after it sweated and struggled to funnel troops to the front line, New York City has become the front line. Lower Manhattan still bears the scars of the 9/11 attacks, and if the Times Square bomber hadn't been so feckless, midtown would have its own crater and makeshift shrine.
The United States has undertaken absurdly ambitious goals for the battle it is about to fight in Afghanistan. Is Obama replaying a tragic American script? Peter Beinart's 'The Icarus Syndrome' suggests he might be.