WASHINGTON - The folk-rocker Jackson Browne showed up on Freedom Plaza here to perform for the Occupy D.C. protesters. He played five political tunes but left out the one most relevant to the protest movement: "Running on Empty.
"Thank you, Mr. Vice President."
"That's never going to happen," Portman replied with a smile. As evidence, he offered, "What's the one thing you wouldn't want to do if you wanted to be the VP candidate? Join the supercommittee."
I'm not convinced.
In March, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear one of its most important cases in years: a constitutional challenge to President Obama's signature health-care program.
The case should also be its most closely watched - literally.
Whether his recent rise in the polls is lasting or not, Newt Gingrich has already shifted Campaign 2012 for the better. The feisty former speaker of the House has reminded us through his debate performances that knowledge is an important part of a president’s work.
That a president must know somet...
WASHINGTON — Jon Kyl is different from you and me.
In the days following Hurricane Katrina, the nation was reeling over the death and destruction in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. But Kyl, now the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, saw opportunity: According to a voice-mail recording left at t...
1. Gingrich is an academic.
He earned a Ph.D. in history and taught college before winning a seat in Congress. He has often spoken of himself as a historian. In 1995, he told CNN’s Bob Franken, ”I am the most seriously professorial politician since Woodrow Wilson.”...
WASHINGTON — Another debate, another episode of ”The Dating Game.” Will the winner be contestant Number One, Two ... Eight?
The truth is, everyone has always known who the Republican nominee will be, but we enjoy the game. For a while. By now, self-caricature has evolved into full-blown self-m...