Nov 24, 2013 3:30PM ET
Guess what dominated the conversation on the Sunday morning political talk shows? If you guessed the coming Denver Broncos and New England Patriots game, you are wrong. The historic nuclear deal with Iran was on everyone's mind.
Nov 23, 2013 5:41PM ET
Prior to his leave of absence to seek help for addiction, Florida Representative Trey Radel had a preferred source for his cocaine. It was not American.
Nov 23, 2013 4:21PM ET
Should the primaries go as expected, Texas democrats will for the first time in history run two women for the state's top positions.
Nov 22, 2013 6:21PM ET
Apparently Michelle Obama, an Ivy league educated lawyer, mother of two, and America's only black first lady, according to Michelle Cottle in a Politico magazine, is a "feminist nightmare."
Nov 22, 2013 6:11PM ET
The administration announced on Friday a new pilot program launching in Florida, Ohio and Texas that will allow insurers to enroll shoppers into Affordable Care Act plans directly.
Nov 22, 2013 4:55PM ET
George W. Bush is now mixing his two favorite things, painting and capitalism. For only $29.98, you can get a Christmas tree ornament depicting his painting of a cardinal, a painting Bush hopes "meets [your] expectations."
Nov 22, 2013 4:00PM ET
Health care reform is heavily dependent on the people who use the fewest medical services: namely, young healthy adults who, until now, haven't bothered to get insurance at all. But as with many aspects of America's health, these uninsured young adults are geographically clustered.
Nov 22, 2013 3:29PM ET
The highlight of this news report produced by Sacramento's ABC affiliate is probably when the brothel owner says, "Well, I think it's 'Hookers For Obama.'"
Nov 22, 2013 3:02PM ET
Sometimes, journalists and pundits resort to extended metaphor in order to explain otherwise dry but consequential moments in politics. Sometimes, that pundit is Rush Limbaugh, and he decides to compare Harry Reid's filibuster reform rule to rape.
Nov 22, 2013 2:37PM ET
Among the news briefs filed by the AP from Dallas about Friday's commemoration of the assassination of President Kennedy was a mention of a rally hosted by conspiracy theory innovator Alex Jones. We decided to tune in.
Nov 22, 2013 2:03PM ET
The pattern we're now so familiar with — news event, faulty early reports, conflicting eyewitnesses, the inevitable conspiracy theory — began with the assassination of President Kennedy.
Nov 22, 2013 1:29PM ET
The White House extended two Obamacare enrollment deadlines on Friday, approving a one-month delay on the start of the Affordable Care Act's 2015 enrollment period, and slightly extending the deadline for plans starting on Jan. 1, 2014.
Nov 22, 2013 11:37AM ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option yesterday, changing a Senate rule to allow a simple majority vote on certain presidential nominations. Some analysts think hard feelings will lead to shutdown/debt crisis part two.
Nov 22, 2013 11:32AM ET
Bill de Blasio, who ran a successful campaign for New York mayor on a pretty strong anti-Bloomberg platform, wasn't really elected mayor because the city agreed with him, according to current New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Nov 22, 2013 10:55AM ET
Constitutional law expert Donald Trump will play host to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at one of the real estate mogul's insistently-named Trump buildings on Friday.
Nov 22, 2013 10:34AM ET
Thirty-eight percent of uninsured Americans have heard "nothing at all" about the health law exchanges, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Nov 22, 2013 10:11AM ET
For all of the melodrama preceding it, Thursday's Senate floor vote to change a rule and prevent filibusters on certain administration nominees wasn't very dramatic. What, then, does the change actually mean?
Nov 22, 2013 10:03AM ET
Alec MacGillis on nuking the filibuster, Greg Sargent on the long road to reform, Brian Beutler on Boehner's great Obamacare deal, Jonathan Chait on the GOP's flawed playbook, and Nicholas Dawidoff on how to save the NFL.
Nov 21, 2013 6:05PM ET
Rep Michele Bachmann took up adoption as a cause this month in a big way, with everything from a Buzzfeed community listicle to introducing a House resolution "promot[ing] national awareness of adoption."
Nov 21, 2013 5:55PM ET
The FCC, obviously tired of Americans' deep affection for the government, is considering permitting airlines to allow cell service — and, apparently, voice calls — on flights. Here's how this horrible idea will work.
Nov 21, 2013 4:06PM ET
With Friday's 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, there are fewer and fewer Americans who were alive at the time. In fact, only about a third of America's current population was alive on that day in 1963.
Nov 21, 2013 3:49PM ET
The assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 was a pivotal point in American history, which is why historians, both amatuer and professional, often wonder what would have happened if that pivot had gone the other way?
Nov 21, 2013 2:18PM ET
Today three women will graduate today from Marine infantry training. They're the first women to pass the grunt test, which, at best, is described as "grueling."
Nov 21, 2013 1:44PM ET
A coalition of media organizations sent the White House an angry letter on Thursday, protesting the administration's apparent preference to block photojournalists from newsworthy events with the president, only to release "official" photos from Obama's own photographers after the fact.
Nov 21, 2013 1:20PM ET
The vice president of the United States walked from the White House to a nearby sandwich shop on Thursday, because it had sandwiches from Delaware.
Nov 21, 2013 11:33AM ET
Marco Rubio announced this morning he will not be voting for Yellen, who would be the first woman to chair the Fed.
Nov 21, 2013 10:57AM ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushed that big red button launching the Democrats' nuclear attack against the United States Senate, ending the ability to filibuster judicial nominees on a 52 to 48 vote.
Nov 21, 2013 10:43AM ET
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles granted posthumous pardons to three of the Scottsboro Boys on Thursday.
Nov 21, 2013 10:41AM ET
After nearly two months, 400 hires and $3.8 million the Covered Oregon hasn't enrolled a single person in private health insurance. And, after being grilled on Wednesday by state lawmakers, Covered Oregon officials admitted that the exchange won't be functional until December 16, the day after the deadline to sign up for January 1 insurance
Nov 21, 2013 10:08AM ET
A document obtained by The Times outlines House Republicans' upcoming attacks on Obamacare, hoping to parlay a rocky month for the law into a permanent political advantage.