Politics Archive

Christie, like other politicians, loves to use interchangeable, all-purpose phrases

That’s also a go-to expression for President Obama. The guy Christie threw his arms around while cashing federal aid checks after Hurricane Sandy has often said that health-care reform “isn’t about me,’’ and neither was the last

Meet the woman who could turn Texas purple

Washington (CNN) — When Leticia Van de Putte walked into the storied Willard Hotel one block from the White House last month, she didn’t invoke the stares of gaping tourists or eager handshakes from power-seeking staffers. Instead,

In celebration of 4/20: A tale of two cities

Editor’s note: Bruce Barcott is an award-winning science and environmental journalist based in Seattle who has written for Outside magazine, National Geographic and others. His forthcoming book on marijuana legalization will be published in 2015. Follow him

From Tex-Mex and pork rinds to fitness and veggies: A change in Obama White House

Earlier this year, there was an intense battle for bragging rights inside the complex as teams of six with names such as “Runnin’ Like Amtrak,” from Vice President Biden’s staff, and “Team Engage (Our Core),” from the

Slain MIT officer Sean Collier, last casualty of Boston Marathon bombing, is honored

Hundreds gathered beneath a giant white tent pitched just several feet from the intersection where, a year ago Friday, Collier was fatally shot as he sat in his cruiser. Authorities say he was killed by the Tsarnaev

Obama honors LBJ’s ‘Great Society’ legacy

Austin, Texas (CNN) — Honoring the legacy of a former president he’s barely mentioned previously, President Barack Obama on Thursday cast Lyndon B. Johnson’s push to end legal segregation as a factor in his own ascension to

Freedom Summit draws GOP hopefuls to N.H.

There’s Ted Cruz, whom Jean Ferreira, 55, was most excited to see at the event organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United. Ferreira is wearing a “Truth Has No Agenda” T-shirt but has another in her

Ryan’s path to prosperity might be rocky road in Iowa

Washington (CNN) — With his budget approved by the House, Paul Ryan is turning his attention to Iowa to headline a high-profile Republican event that will only fuel speculation he’s laying the groundwork for a potential presidential

Appeals court hears arguments on same-sex marriage ban

The Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 decision struck down the federal government’s definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman and said federal authorities must recognize same-sex unions performed in states where they are legal. But

Democrats seek Obama administration’s help with agency decisions to boost reelection bids

In New Hampshire, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen would like the administration to help expand access to the new health-care law. In Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu has lobbied for help to keep open a federal call center. In Montana,