Posted: June 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm
I can say quite honestly that Thursday was among the most dramatic days I’ve ever seen unfold in Washington.
Understanding that I was too young to witness the Kennedy funeral or the Nixon resignation firsthand, watching the Supreme Court uphold a sweeping health care law hours before the House of Representatives voted to find an attorney general in contempt of Congress -- for the first time ever--- was riveting.
Posted: June 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm
Greg Clement saved the Brunswick, Ohio apple orchard and restaurant he now owns from foreclosure last year. He grew up there and decided to use his experience launching a successful software firm to save a piece of his childhood.
So when Mitt Romney's campaign advance team came to town scouting out a place for a rally, Clement was thrilled to offer up picturesque Mapleside Farms, with its acres of apple trees and sweeping views of the Appalachian foothills.
Gwen with Greg Clement (NewsHour)
Posted: June 14, 2012 at 6:16 pm
Flash back with me to sixth grade recess. A bit of taunting that turns into a little shoving and trash talking. Next thing you know, a circle of children are egging each other you on, chanting: “Fight! Fight! Fight!”
What choice did you have but to fight? It wasn’t a very civil thing to do, but this was elementary school.
Now, we live in a world of sixth grade taunting everywhere we look, where disagreements are settled on the playground of dueling campaign appearances and pundit-driven cable television debates.
Posted: June 7, 2012 at 5:12 pm
I have become an excellent tea-leaf reader this spring. As I watch college graduates cross the stage on commencement day -- teetering in new heels, arms outstretched to grasp their hard-earned diplomas -- I study the terror in their eyes.
And as I watch two party nominees stride onto their stages -- theme songs blaring, and huge American flags hung behind them -- I study the ambition in their eyes.
Posted: May 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm
Christine Mastin, an immigration attorney whose Spanish-speaking grandmother emigrated from Chile to the United States, realizes that most of the Hispanics she knows are surprised she is a Republican.
Barack Obama won two-thirds of the Latino vote in 2008, and no Republican has come close to winning a majority in 40 years. But she is working Colorado for Mitt Romney.
And even though she ran for a state House seat in 2010 and lost, she is optimistic that the GOP will soon be able to crack the code.