Government

09/18/2014 - 4:47pm

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man.

    He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure Mr. Obama...

09/11/2014 - 2:49pm

    Sen. Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat whose seat is a top target of Republicans to regain control of the Senate, walked into the debate hall in Raleigh Wednesday night looking sharp in a gray suit.

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09/11/2014 - 2:49pm

    The Labor Day weekend just past marked the traditional Democratic pitch to American working stiffs. President Obama made it by asking them to put their collective shoulders to the wheel for the self-styled Party of the People in the November congressional...

09/11/2014 - 2:45pm

    In the run-up to this week's North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, much has been made of the fact that the United States is one of just a handful of the 28 member states that spends more than 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense -...

09/11/2014 - 2:43pm

    In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt went to Chicago to give one of the most celebrated speeches of his presidency. Pushing against isolationist sentiment, he condemned the "unjustified interference in the internal affairs of other nations" and "the...

09/11/2014 - 2:38pm

    Maureen McDonnell, having uttered not a single word in court for five weeks, stepped into a car and rode away from the crowd a newly convicted felon, still silent.

    Her husband, who made history...

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