When asked on left-leaning MSNBC why President Obama refrained from describing the Boston bombings as a "terrorist attack," David Axelrod, Mr. Obama's longtime political adviser, readily saw a political opportunity. The blood had not been washed away from the streets. We had yet to count the casualties.
Bipartisanship is honored mostly in the breach, but nowhere is there more agreement among partisans in Washington than in celebration of Rahm Emanuel's admonition that "you never want a crisis to go to waste."
Former congressman Barney Frank said Tuesday the horrific events at the Boston Marathon demonstrate the need for a well-prepared government to respond in times of crisis.
There is no way any law can do away with homosexual relations. At the same time, it's not proper to name such a relationship a "marriage" ("Obama administration under fire in gay-marriage arguments," Web, Wednesday).
Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts tapped a former top aide Wednesday to fill John F. Kerry's seat on an interim basis in the Senate and said voters will pick someone to serve out the remainder of the Democrat's term in a special election this summer.
Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah:
Liberal groups have launched twin online petitions aimed at pressuring Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to temporarily name former Rep. Barney Frank to Sen. John F. Kerry's seat if Mr. Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.
Who's worth watching in 2013? Here are 10 lawmakers of note as the curtain rises on a new season of political theater in Congress.
Even in retirement, Barney Frank plans to antagonize conservatives.