| Apr 17, 2013
Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it.
Elected officials who had been against allowing undocumented...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski said he expects significant cuts to services for Allentown’s neediest residents if the impending fiscal cliff is not addressed. Pawlowski joined mayors from Reading, Philadelphia and York in a conference call Monday in...
| Jan 1, 2013
Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as a political prognosticator: I told readers that Mitt Romney's strongest challengers for the Republican nomination would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry...
| Jan 27, 2013
A well-organized retreat is said to be one of the most difficult military maneuvers: You're under enemy fire, your troops are likely to be demoralized, and you've got to avoid a rout.
That why House Republicans' orderly withdrawal last week from an...
| Jan 22, 2013
On the eve of Inauguration Day, White House political strategist David Plouffe promised that President Obama's inaugural address would include a call for bipartisan cooperation.
"He is going to say that our political system does not require us to...
| Dec 16, 2012
It's no secret that Senate Republicans, led by John McCain, took aim at Susan Rice. The only question is, why?
It wasn't primarily her views on foreign policy; Rice and McCain actually aren't that far apart on many issues. (They both pressed for U.S....
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:52 PM
The fiscal cliff will take center screen on Sunday morning talk shows. The guest lineup: Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of President Barack Obama's deficit commission, visit CBS' “Face the Nation.” The program airs at 10:30 a.m. on...
| Jan 16, 2013
It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family.
Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Obama's agreement to keep tax cuts...
| Jan 6, 2013
Spare a little sympathy, if you can, for John A. Boehner of Ohio, speaker of the House of Representatives.
On paper, he's the most powerful Republican in the land. In practice, he's caught between a cliff and a ceiling as the uneasy chairman of an...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown's pick for prisons chief is a vocal advocate of alternative sentencing laws that move non-serious criminals into community treatment programs rather than state lockup....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:53 PM
State Sen. Kevin De Leon proposed that California adopt tough new rules covering the sale of ammunition....
| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:14 PM
More Californians cast their ballots by mail than at the ballot box this fall, the first time that has ever happened in a statewide general election. In all, 72% of the state’s 18.2 million registered voters cast ballots in the......