Reporter’s Notebook: Mysteries, Legal and Sartorial, at Padilla Trial

Sat, 2007-07-07 14:44
Nine weeks into his federal terrorism trial, Jose Padilla remains almost as mysterious as when he was hidden away in a naval brig for three years and eight months.

Evangelicals See Dilemmas in G.O.P. Field

Sat, 2007-07-07 14:01
The calculus for social conservative voters is replete with tradeoffs over who best adheres to their values and who is ultimately electable.

Sensing a Shift, Reid Will Press for an Iraq Exit

Sat, 2007-07-07 12:17
Senator Harry Reid and the Democrats are increasingly confident they can assemble majority opposition to administration policies.

Scripting 2008: A Song of Innocence, a Song of Experience and a Greek Chorus

Sat, 2007-07-07 09:25
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama circled each other in Iowa over the last week, testing out the voting waters.

The Nation: On the Wrong Side of 5 to 4, Liberals Talk Tactics

Sat, 2007-07-07 08:50
One way to win back the Supreme Court: Sweeten the message and market it.

Faith Intertwines With Political Life for Clinton

Fri, 2007-07-06 20:57
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has increasingly been alluding to her spiritual life, but she has come under attack for it.

Panel Dismisses Suit Challenging Secret Wiretaps

Fri, 2007-07-06 20:56
A divided federal appeals court panel in Cincinnati ruled that a lawsuit’s plaintiffs could not show injury from a National Security Agency program.

The Saturday Profile: A U.S. Diplomat With an Extraordinary Global View

Fri, 2007-07-06 20:49
America’s first blind diplomat, Avraham Rabby, spent the last two years surveying Trinidad’s political landscape and composing cables to Washington in Braille.

In Iowa Yard, Biden Talks (and Talks) About Experience

Fri, 2007-07-06 20:15
At a time when most presidential candidates are searching for ways to distance themselves from Washington, Joseph Biden is taking the opposite approach.

Storm Center Staff Seeks to Remove Its Director

Fri, 2007-07-06 20:13
The director of the National Hurricane Center, already squabbling with the National Weather Service headquarters, is facing an insurrection from his staff.

Group Says It Hired Fred Thompson in Abortion Rights Bid

Fri, 2007-07-06 20:11
The presidential candidate, who has positioned himself as an opponent of abortion rights, appears once to have been hired as a lobbyist to work on the other side of the issue.

Counting on Failure, Energy Chairman Floats Carbon Tax

Fri, 2007-07-06 20:11
Representative John D. Dingell, Democrat of Michigan, plans to propose raising the cost of burning oil, gas and coal, in a move that could shake up the debate on global warming.

Clinton Dwells on Faith as a Central Part of Her Life

Fri, 2007-07-06 16:44
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has been alluding to her spiritual life with increasing regularity, but her references to faith have come under attack.

Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit on Surveillance

Fri, 2007-07-06 12:56
A divided federal appeals court reversed a trial judge’s order that a National Security Agency wiretapping program be shut down.

Can We Talk?

Fri, 2007-07-06 10:10
A foreign policy expert says it’s past time for America to practice multilateral diplomacy again.

Bloomberg Says He Will Support State G.O.P.

Thu, 2007-07-05 22:34
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has become an independent, but he is also telling New York’s Republican Party that he will support his former team.

Edwards Campaign Reshuffles

Thu, 2007-07-05 21:46
John Edwards is adding two prominent Democratic operatives as senior advisers and shifting some responsibilities from his campaign manager.

Suit Planned Over Visas for the Highly Skilled

Thu, 2007-07-05 20:36
The federal immigration agency is facing a lawsuit for refusing to accept visa applications from highly skilled immigrants who the government encouraged to apply.

After Lobbying, Wetlands Rules Are Narrowed

Thu, 2007-07-05 20:35
New federal guidelines will leave sensitive wetlands unprotected, according to environmental advocates.

G.O.P. Support for Iraq Policy Erodes Further

Thu, 2007-07-05 20:34
Senator Pete V. Domenici broke with the White House as Democrats in Congress prepared to renew their challenge to the war.