Topic: U.S. Democratic Party
Critics are calling Senate majority leader Harry Reid racist for suggesting in 2008 that Obama was electable because he was 'light-skinned' and had 'no Negro dialect.' Republican National Chairman Michael Steele says he should resign.
01/10/2010 12:53 pm
A new law enforcement strategy takes hold under the radar of the gun control debate: Targeting guns and their users is seen as surest way to reduce violent crime
01/10/2010 12:00 am
As a candidate, Obama said healthcare reform negotiations should be televised on C-SPAN. But now that House and Senate are hashing out their differences, the White House is backing away from that pledge.
01/09/2010 03:49 pm
The White House backed down on the date of Obama's State of the Union address when ‘Lost’ fans tweeted their outrage. Western civilization and American politics survived.
01/09/2010 01:12 pm
The Christmas Day airliner bombing attempt consumed his attention for two weeks. On Friday, Obama moved to address the economy, announcing $2.3 billion in tax credits to help create clean-energy jobs.
01/08/2010 05:18 pm
Vicki Kennedy and other family members offered their endorsement to Martha Coakley in the race for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. Earlier this week, a poll of likely voters found that the race is closer than expected.
01/07/2010 04:36 pm
For the third time since 1992, more Americans consider themselves 'conservative' than 'moderate' or 'liberal,' a Gallup poll finds. But 'liberals' are up, too, meaning the number of 'moderates' is shrinking.
01/07/2010 01:44 pm
Newly appointed Japan finance minister Naoto Kan faces the tough task of stimulating a struggling economy while keeping public debt under control. His role as deputy prime minister was to wrench policy powers away from bureaucrats.
01/07/2010 09:59 am
Sarah Palin’s appearance is a coup for a movement now getting grudging respect from mainstream commentators. But will the feisty Tea Party movement coalesce with the GOP’s old guard?
01/06/2010 03:16 pm
Retirement of Sen. Byron Dorgan means it will be harder for Democrats to keep their filibuster-proof Senate majority after 2010. But the exit of Sen. Christopher Dodd improves Democrats' chances of holding onto his seat.
01/06/2010 02:48 pm