The tea party movement has evolved from a scattered insurgency into a sophisticated, organized effort. Its energy and enthusiasm about the midterm elections is helping Republicans.
With ‘American Voices,’ Katie Couric is reminiscent of Charles Kuralt crisscrossing the nation decades ago. But the series also shows how far broadcast media have fallen behind social media.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday honored Victor Perez, the man behind the improbable car chase that resulted in the recovery of an 8-year-old girl abducted in Fresno, Calif. 'This guy is a true action hero,' said the governor. Here is his story and the stories of three other everyday heroes who responded to trying circumstances with extraordinary grace or courage.
The White House holds its second nontelevised press briefing in as many days, and reporters note a less confrontational tone.
CNN's debut of its latest prime-time news magazine show, with Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker, was very earnest about trying to be serious and bipartisan. But it hit some jarring notes.
The alleged shooting of a US boater by Mexican pirates on Falcon Lake, which straddles the Texas-Mexico border, is raising fears about spillover drug violence from Mexico into the US.
Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker's audience: the people who would feel more comfortable at Jon Stewart's million moderate march than watching Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Channel or Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.
Officials say uptick in piracy on Falcon Lake, Texas, is a result of pressures on Mexican drug cartels, whose members have been forced to diversify. Before the shooting the pirates, members of the notorious Zeta gang, had shaken down but not injured US bass fishermen on the border lake.