State lawmakers short on experience Jun19

State lawmakers shor...

Roughly half of the nation’s 7,383 state legislators could have two years or less of experience after the 2012 elections, potentially making the next crop of lawmakers the greenest in a half-century, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The high turnover, a result...

Poll shows swing voters down on Obama economic policy Jun13

Poll shows swing vot...

On the eve of a high-stakes speech to defend his handling of the weak economy and attack Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama got another dose of bad news on Wednesday in the form of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll that found independent swing voters decidedly bearish on his...

Colin Powell: I Have ‘No Problem With’ Gay Marriage May29

Colin Powell: I Have...

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell became the latest public official to back gay marriage on Wednesday. “I have no problem with it,” he said on CNN, “and it was the Congress that imposed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, though it was certainly my position and my...