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Don't stop me if you've heard this before. Because you probably have. There's a move afoot in the U.S. Senate to reform the filibuster. But this time — No, really, wait! Don't leave! — this time, it might actually happen. All seven newly...
This is the time of year when people tell me, as they return from their European vacations, that they drank bottle after bottle of wine with their meals and "never got a headache." They explain this miracle by saying that wines in Europe "do not contain...
Tags: Asthma, Wines, Lobbying, National Government, Europe
At the height of the so-called culture wars of 20 years past — when the late Senators Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms were raging against the "obscene" solo artists funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and performers like Tim Miller and...
Tags: Jesse Helms, World AIDS Day, Arts, Culture, Arts and Culture
— Ted Kennedy had a brain tumor. Joe Biden had two brain aneurysms. Tim Johnson had a rare brain anomaly that led to strokelike symptoms. Lyndon Baines Johnson had a heart attack. The lawmakers, all stricken while in public office, were afforded...
Tags: Charles Sumner, Aneurysm, Human Body, Elections, Politics
Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century. Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
Blogging with Bill WhiteI’m a term limits guy. I know the arguments against them: “We have term limits – they’re called elections!” “All that turnover would deprive us of legislative experience.” “With term limits and constant...
Top of the TicketAssembly Speaker Fabian Nunez may have known about Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child? And was that information ever used?...
Associated Press WriterSen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. In...
The Swampby Mark Silva A grim turning point may be nearing in America's two wars: As the U.S. military scales back forces in Iraq and ramps up in Afghanistan, the number of American military deaths in Afghanistan this year is rivaling......
The Swampby Mark Silva Congressman Joe Wilson, whose two-word debut on the national political television stage made him an instant hero in some quarters and villain in others, has added a new bumpersticker to the political debate over health care and......
Top of the TicketRepublican representative's outburst during Obama's address causes a stir....
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