06:33 AM EDT 01/28/2015
Originally posted 01/27/2015 05:00PM
It must be tough to be an openly gay lawmaker in the Bible Belt.
Originally posted 01/24/2015 02:20PM
A new video posted online Saturday appears to show one of ISIS's two Japanese hostages saying that his fellow Japanese compatriot had been beheaded and issuing a new ransom demand for his release.
Originally posted 01/01/2015 10:15PM
The sad announcement of Mario Cuomo's death on Thursday spurred a wave of emotion as politicians, luminaries and admirers took to social media and beyond to remember the three-term New York governor.
Originally posted 01/01/2015 09:25PM
Mario Cuomo, a seminal politician who served three terms as New York's governor, has died. He was 82.
Originally posted 12/30/2014 02:15PM
Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital Tuesday after a stay of about a week for treatment of shortness of breath.
Originally posted 11/23/2014 10:15AM
Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule.
Originally posted 10/08/2014 11:15AM
When Jimmy Carter was in the White House, the hashtag was still a lowly pound sign, and Twitter was decades away.
Originally posted 10/07/2014 04:30PM
Like Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger before him, Clay Aiken wants to make the leap from entertainment to politics.
Originally posted 07/01/2014 10:45AM
It's not every day that a Supreme Court dissent goes viral, but Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 35-page dissent in the decision Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (or at least, the one-page summary of it) has blown up among those who disagree with the Court's ruling that closely held corporations are allowed a religious exemption from covering contraceptives in their employee health-care plans.
"Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be perceived as favoring one religion over another, the very risk the [Constitution's] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude," the 81-year-old associate justice writes, concluding: "The Court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield."
Now Ginsburg's dissent has the ultimate mark of social-media success: a musical remix performed by Jonathan Mann, the musician behind the Song A Day project.
Originally posted 05/07/2014 06:30AM
All eyes were on JFK's grandson, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg, May 4, when he hosted the Profile in Courage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston.
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