In his latest U.S. House floor bombast, Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel of New York has demonstrated that he is concerned only for himself, not the future of his party or its president ("Defiant Rangel states case," Politics, Wednesday).
The "tea party" apparently doesn't have a monopoly on tricorn hats and Colonial-style elocutionists.
When Republican Rob Simmons is asked why, after suspending his Connecticut Senate campaign for three months, he's now a better candidate for the GOP than a former wrestling executive willing to spend tens of millions, Mr. Simmons pulls out his set of military ribbons.
Mosques aren't roiling just New York. Plans to build a Muslim worship center in Murfreesboro, Tenn., have taken a front seat in two major political races that Tennessee voters will decide Thursday.
A crowded field of 10 Republicans filed paperwork Thursday to challenge West Virginia's popular Democratic governor in November for the Senate seat long held by the now-deceased Robert C. Byrd, a day after the GOP's top prospect passed on the race.
Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes won the Democratic nomination Tuesday in his comeback bid for that office.
Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the corruption trial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich.
While the situation in Burma has gone from bad to worse to unspeakable in the wake of Cyclone Nargis, a soulless regime prepares, incredibly, to hustle starving voters to the polls this weekend for a sham constitutional plebiscite to solidify its rule. Burmese Gen. Than Shwe agreed Wednesday to allow some foreign aid workers to enter the country, but little has changed. This looks to be diplomatic maneuvering by a regime so preoccupied with self-preservation that it deprives its own people their right to the same if it means allowing much foreign influence.
ANNAPOLIS — Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest feels like he is back in the Marines, shining his belt buckle to meet muster from an officer.