40 min ago
Pritzker Understated Income, Files Amended Disclosure
Pritzker Understated Income, Files Amended Disclosure - Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker inadvertently understated a portion of her income by at least $80 million in a disclosure form required for her nomination to be U.S. Commerce secretary and has amended the document.
7 hrs ago
Kathleen Sebelius Fundraising Prompts Republican Scandal Accusations
Kathleen Sebelius Fundraising Prompts Republican Scandal Accusations - * Obama opponents target Sebelius solicitations for group - * Approached H&R Block and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - * Health secretary: fundraising effort legal and appropriate - * Probes could discourage donations to Enroll America The day's must-read political news and ... (more)
14 hrs ago
Five reasons why focus on scandals is unlikely to backfire on GOP as...
Five reasons why focus on scandals is unlikely to backfire on GOP as in 1998 As multiple scandals have simultaneously engulfed the Obama administration, a number of political observers have cautioned Republicans against overreaching.
Tue May 21, 2013
A dose of reality about IG audits
A dose of reality about IG audits - The May 14 audit report of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has created quite a stir.
Mon May 20, 2013
Senate investigators: Apple avoided $44 billion in taxes
Senate investigators: Apple avoided $44 billion in taxes - Senate investigators accuse Apple of wiring together a complicated system to shield billions of dollars in international profits from both U.S. and foreign tax collectors.
Congressmembers Work To Prevent Anti-Choice 'Crisis Pregnancy...
Congressmembers Work To Prevent Anti-Choice 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers' From Misleading Women - Protesters outside of a crisis pregnancy center in South Dakota - At the end of last week, three Democratic legislators renewed their efforts to protect women The day's must-read political news and opinion pieces are scattered across hundreds of news ... (more)
Fresh Israeli Face Plays Down Dimming of Political Star
Fresh Israeli Face Plays Down Dimming of Political Star - TEL AVIV - To say Yair Lapid has been on a roller coaster would be an understatement.
Sun May 19, 2013
A Right-Wing Mole at ABC News
A Right-Wing Mole at ABC News - Jonathan Karl and the success of the conservative media movement - Conservatives don't just complain loudly, endlessly and inaccurately about liberal media bias.
Fri May 17, 2013
Under-Rehearsed Flash Mob
Under-Rehearsed Flash Mob - So a day after reports that it was stalemated, the House "Gang of Eight" working on immigration reform legislation announced an agreement today - or rather announced an agreement had been reached, since no details were released.
FLOTUS speaks to college graduates
FLOTUS speaks to college graduates - First lady Michelle Obama called on the graduates of historically black Bowie State University to lead the charge in encouraging more young African Americans to follow in their footsteps and focus on education.
North Korea condemns media freedom but praises two U.S. reporters
North Korea condemns media freedom but praises two U.S. reporters - How does North Korea celebrate World Press Freedom Day? First of all, two weeks late, on May 15 rather than May 3, presumably because that's how long it took to get around to it.
'Dumb' house burglar shot after locking homeowner inside...
'Dumb' house burglar shot after locking homeowner inside his own GUN CLOSET - The victim of an armed home invasion in Houston has turned the tables on the brazen intruders after they stuffed him into a closet that turned out to be the place where he stores his gun.
Wed May 15, 2013
Ambassador Stevens twice said no to military offers of more security, ...
Ambassador Stevens twice said no to military offers of more security, U.S. officials say - CAIRO - In the month before attackers stormed U.S. facilities in Benghazi and killed four Americans, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens twice turned down offers of security assistance The day's must-read political news and opinion pieces are scattered across ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
North Miami mayoral candidate touts endorsement from Jesus Christ
North Miami mayoral candidate touts endorsement from Jesus Christ - Anna L. Pierre is one of seven candidates vying to replace Andre Pierre - Author: Steve Owen, Assistant News Director, email@example.com - Benjamin Candea, Senior Web Producer, firstname.lastname@example.org NORTH MIAMI, Fla.
First deadline passes with 24 in Boston mayoral field
First deadline passes with 24 in Boston mayoral field - They are career politicians and neophytes, influential community organizers and persistent gadflies, radio station founders and a justice of the peace.
Mon May 13, 2013
President Obama stares down the second-term curse
President Obama stares down the second-term curse - President Barack Obama genuinely believed he could buck the second-term curse of fecklessness and scandal that afflicted the last three two-term presidents, even if history - and his adversaries - suggested otherwise.
Sun May 12, 2013
FEC revolving door spins ever so slowly
FEC revolving door spins ever so slowly - It's one of the oldest traditions in Washington: Take an oversight post or a staff job on a government panel for a few years - then cash in at one of the city's top law firms, lobbying shops or consulting outfits.
Sat May 11, 2013
Troubled Life in Malcolm X's Shadow Comes to a Violent End
Troubled Life in Malcolm X's Shadow Comes to a Violent End - Last week, Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X, was talking to his friend Daniel Stevens when he learned that Mr.
Wed May 08, 2013
A close encounter with abortion
A close encounter with abortion - One life that wasn't snipped short - On a cold December night in 1975, a 17-year-old girl sobbed on the bedroom floor of a neighbor's house.
Tue May 07, 2013
Where are the start-ups? Column
Where are the start-ups? Column - A country that celebrates achievement and risk-taking is likely to see more economic success than one that does not.