'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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With less than two weeks to go before their springtime adjournment, Illinois lawmakers are being pressured on whether they will make their state the 13th to approve gay marriage.
With less than two weeks to go before their springtime adjournment, Illinois lawmakers are being pressured over whether they will make their state the 13th to approve gay marriage.
The federal judge presiding over civil rights challenges to the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department has no doubt where she stands with the government.
When Virginia Republicans convene in Richmond on Friday to anoint their candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, there will be one conspicuous absence.
The news that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has targeted Tea Party and conservative groups has come as a huge shock to Republicans. "How could this happen," Republican lawmakers have wailed. Democrats, however, are only upset that Tea Party groups fought back and that the IRS' actions were exposed.
"These are the tactics of the Third World." — Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican,on the combined effects of the Benghazi matter, the Justice Department seizure of Associated Press phone records and the IRS probe of conservative groups, before the Senate.
Suddenly, it seems we have broken through the most effective executive branch cover-up and complicit media blackout in memory.
Nawaz Sharif, a two-time former prime minister who has talked about ending Pakistan's role in the U.S.-led war against terrorism, was set to win a third term as the South Asian nation's leader on Sunday.
As he struggles to find momentum in his second term, President Obama is setting a dubious record for the slowest pace in assembling a new Cabinet.
Call it "Oval Office Couch Syndrome." By the second term "inside the bubble," presidents have completely lost touch with reality.
For all his legendary powers of persuasion, Bill Clinton never could quite sweet-talk Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak into closing the deal on a final status peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority back in 2000. Looks like he whiffed again with Jimmy Page and and Robert Plant.
A national group that focuses on electing pro-choice women to office launched a "Madam President" campaign Thursday that aims to put the first woman in the White House — an effort that coincides with a poll showing Hillary Rodham Clinton as the overwhelmingly favorite to win the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Awit, surveying Washington's monuments, once diagnosed the nation's capital as suffering an "edifice complex." The city's vast array of monumental buildings, housing the three branches of government, honoring the founders and heroes of the republic and housing extraordinary temples of fine art, science, technology and history, could give an overwhelmed visitor that impression.
Newspapers that fail to adapt to the 21st century won’t be around for the 22nd. Some newspaper publishers want to abandon printed newspapers to survive in the digital free-for-all.
NBA center Jason Collins is being hailed as a courageous trailblazer because he is the first professional basketball player to announce publicly that he is homosexual ("Jason Collins becomes first active openly gay NBA player," Web, April 29). President Obama and former President Bill Clinton called him personally to give their congratulations and support, and White House spokesman Jay Carney spoke glowingly of Mr. Collins' brave, bold decision to "come out."
"Andrew brings to this race both an extraordinary record of public service and an extraordinary capacity to lead," said Mr. Clinton in a fundraising letter. "I believe that those assets, as well as his deep commitment to Colorado, give him the best chance to hold this seat in November."
Having admitted that Mr. Clinton's perjury charges reached the prerequisite for removal from office, he wrote, "I called for these proceedings to be dismissed, out of genuine concern for the divisive effect that an ultimately futile trial would have on the Senate and on the nation."