Margaret Carlson

12/11/2014 - 3:59pm

    Question for Speaker John Boehner: Are you better off than you were a month ago? Yes, yes, yes. Finally, the conditions are ripe for a duffer with a year- round tan, a pack of smokes and a glass of Merlot to do some business.

    Boehner bought...

12/04/2014 - 2:57pm

    Two standing ovations. That's what Bill Cosby, in a "Hello Friend" sweatshirt and with a fist clenched above his head in defiance, received Friday night at a performance in his "Bill Cosby 77" tour at a Melbourne, Florida, theater....

11/06/2014 - 5:33pm

    With a now-famous ad in which she boasted of her prowess as a hog castrator, Iowa State Sen. Joni Ernst rode to victory in the Republican primary for the seat of Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat who is retiring at the end of the year.

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10/30/2014 - 1:52pm

    Alaska is known for having the economy of a petrostate, a far-flung citizenry, a large native population and unreliable polling. Oh, and Sarah Palin.

    A supernova, she exploded and dissolved as a...

10/23/2014 - 2:33pm

    In this age of public disgust with politicians, it's not surprising that Larry Pressler is within striking distance of winning the open Senate seat in South Dakota by riding a campaign to clean up Washington.

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10/16/2014 - 1:25pm

    Florida used to be known for oranges. Now it's known for political theater, mostly of the tragic sort.

    In 2000, we spent weeks watching election officials hold up punch-card chad and...

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