Obama Hits the Campaign Trail In Manhattan, Stops for fundraising dinner at Sarah Jessica Parker’s House and then to a concert at the Plaza Hotel where guests paid $10,000 each to see Mariah Carey sing. He raises a total of 4.5 million dollars in campagn fund that evening. The tax payers picked up the check for the […]
Will the incumbent president with modest approval ratings use a controversial topic to boost approval rating before voters take to the polls. Will the question of whether or not marijuana should be legalized turn out young voters for Obama in crucial swing states? Giving young voters incentive to vote has long been a […]
In the 1980s, Harvard Law School was known as “Beirut on the Charles.” Professors waged bitter tenure battles; students argued over issues like affirmative action. That infighting found its way into Gannett House, home of the Harvard Law Review
It was inevitable that Barack Obama’s decision to draw down 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of next summer would be controversial.
It was a delicious inside bit of politics: Bill Clinton and Congressman Paul Ryan having a private, backstage chat about Medicare, captured by an ABC News camera.
Republicans and Democrats deny that they want to see a government shutdown, but both parties accuse each other of secretly rooting for one. With the federal government perilously close to shuttering on March 4 if an agreement on spending cuts cannot be reached in Congress, neither side appears prepared to make serious concessions
With an assist from Duarte, Reagan reassures Congress and critics The Reagan Administration wants to give billions of dollars to Central America, it says, to support liberty and political pluralism.
Leaders of democracies, like bear wranglers at the circus, must be experts at reading moods.
Wonkbook: Health-care challenge boosted; helping homeowners; House looks at Social Security supplement In Florida, Judge Roger Vinson has decided to let the case against health-care reform go forward. His ruling was only about whether the states have the “standing” to bring the case to court, but he also admonished the Obama administration for calling the […]
Half of U.S. pays no federal income tax Credits for low- and middle-income families exempt many Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it’s simply somebody else’s problem. About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. Either their incomes were too low, […]