Topic: U.S. Democratic Party
FBI's latest crime report, for the first half of 2009, shows America is a less violent place even though ownership of guns has surged. Deterrent effect may have a role, but others see no correlation.
12/23/2009 03:31 pm
Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama announced Tuesday he is switching parties. That could put pressure on other conservative Democrats, especially in the Deep South, to jump ship.
12/22/2009 05:05 pm
Africa's most populous nation has been without a leader since President Umaru Yar'Adua was rushed to a hospital in Saudi Arabia late last month. Key initiatives are stalling out.
12/22/2009 01:44 pm
Congress pledged to tighten regulations on Wall Street after its role in the recession. The industry is reaching into its deep pockets to shape the financial reform legislation to its liking.
12/22/2009 12:35 pm
Democrat Martha Coakley, vying for Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat, issues a tepid endorsement of the Senate health care reform bill backed Monday by all 58 Democratic and two Independent senators. During the primary campaign, she had balked at restrictions on abortion funding.
12/21/2009 05:00 pm
Even if the Senate healthcare bill is approved, reconciling it to the House bill will take a concerted effort on three major points: who bears the cost, the public option, and abortion funding.
12/21/2009 04:15 pm
President Obama hailed a key vote in the health care bill Monday morning. Several more Senate votes remain before a potential conference committee could take up the legislation.
12/21/2009 01:51 pm
This excellent biography offers a much-needed adjustment of Woodrow Wilson’s place in popular history.
12/21/2009 12:52 pm
In Italy, sympathy for embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi after a Dec. 13 attack could prove a useful means of dividing the opposition, rebuilding his popularity, and manipulating the judicial system.
12/21/2009 09:18 am
President Obama lauded the Senate's healthcare reform compromises as well as a symbolic agreeement at the Copenhagen climate-change summit. Both highlight Obama's willingness to accept what is politically possible.
12/20/2009 04:22 pm