WASHINGTON -- Days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that bar gay couples from marrying.
Cruz's legislation would establish a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- No, President Obama, Elizabeth Warren isn't wrong.
Obama told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Tuesday that the populist Democratic senator from Massachusetts is in error in opposing a free-trade agreement his ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In thinking about donations to the Clinton Foundation from foreign governments and interests, an adage attributed to Benjamin Franklin and a Yiddish word come to mind.
From Franklin -- actually, from ...Read more
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. -- Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press -- from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago.
But ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- What if it turns out the media are wrong about Chris Christie? Where does the New Jersey governor go to set the record straight?
That's right. There is no such place. And once the media stick a label on you, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In 1994, Lindsey Graham, then a 39-year-old South Carolina legislator, ran for Congress in a district that he said had not elected a Republican since Union guns made it do so during Reconstruction. He ...Read more
CHICAGO -- "Sabado Gigante," a Spanish-language variety show on Univision, will end this September after an astounding 53 years on the air.
It has been the biggest TV phenomenon most non-Spanish speakers have never heard ...Read more
MIAMI--Federal prosecutors on Friday accused former Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia's ex-chief of staff of secretly financing a ringer tea-party candidate in 2010 to draw votes away from a Republican rival -- an illegal scheme ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- When Loretta Lynch is sworn in next week, one challenge will loom larger than the rest: a ticking clock.
As the new U.S. attorney general, who will combat corporate crime and prosecute terrorists, she will ...Read more
Tom Shields, my big brother, lived a long and good life. When he died earlier this month, he was widely -- and deservedly -- praised for generously giving millions to fund struggling inner-city Catholic schools and ...Read more
Everyone, it seems, has a proposed solution to Europe's tragic "boat people" crisis. Some are breathtakingly bad.
Making a grab for top honors is controversial conservative columnist Katie Hopkins of Britain's The Sun, ...Read more
When he greeted Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi at the White House last week, President Obama said that the Iraqis and their allies, including the United States, had made "serious progress" in pushing Islamic State out ...Read more
People of Earth:
Only rarely do you get the chance to explore a new world, so buckle up because the moment is approaching at a speed of 30,000 mph. That's how fast NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is hurtling toward its ...Read more
Even though she's worked at the Checkers in Lincoln Park for four years, Mya Hill is still only paid $8.15 an hour – Michigan's minimum wage. Her fiance, Jonathan, is paid the same amount at a nearby McDonald's. Between ...Read more
The law makes it easy for police to stop a car because of a minor infraction -- even if the real reason for the stop is a hunch or a hope that the officer will find drugs or other evidence of a more serious crime. The ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Orange County (Calif.) Register on Friday, April 24.
We were saddened to see the consummate government watchdog, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., resign his seat in December ...Read more
ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan –– Fifty yards from my hotel, in the largely Christian neighborhood of Ainkawa, a car bomb went off last Friday. You can still smell the acrid smoke where the Nili cafe was shattered, killing two...Read more
As a boy in the Central Valley, Richard Hovannisian was discouraged from learning to read, write or even speak his parents' native language, Armenian. He made up for lost time, becoming a pre-eminent Armenian scholar, ...Read more
When you're thinking about bathing suit season, do me a personal favor, OK? Start appreciating your body before you start disrespecting it. Your body -- including your thighs, your upper arms, your stomach and your tush --...Read more
You must have known I'd write about Tim Tebow, the quarterback signed this week by the Philadelphia Eagles. I mean, I've talked about him when he was thousands of miles away throwing ziggety-zaggety passes in Denver, so ...Read more
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