August 27, 2012 National political conventions don't offer the same impact as they did in the past, but that's no reason to ignore this year's festivities. This week's Political Junkie column lists five memorable conventions of the past.
April 2, 2012 The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee is guest hosting Tuesday on The Today Show. This morning, Matt Lauer jokingly asked a question recalling a rather infamous moment from four years ago. She took it well.
February 24, 2012 Emails from 2009 released on Thursday show her frustration over ethics accusations in the months before she resigned from her post as Alaska governor.
February 13, 2012 The new week starts essentially where the old one ended. Santorum continues to lay claim to an important part of the Republican Party as Gingrich recedes and Romney struggles to recapture the aura of inevitability he and his campaign have counted on carrying them to the nomination.
November 16, 2011 Anger is clearly one of several appropriate responses to the repellant news about the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal. But it's seldom these days that you hear a public figure appear to call for a lynch mob, in this case against Jerry Sandusky, as Sarah Palin seemed to do during an appearance on Fox News Tuesday evening.
October 6, 2011 Jobs was an iconic American figure, an authentic innovator and visionary who earned celebrity through the power of ideas transmuted into technology that changed society. He was the man who gave consumers products they didn't know they wanted then couldn't live without. Palin gave many Americans exactly what they wanted, a vigorous populist voice expressing their grievances.
September 15, 2011 As Sarah Palin keeps the GOP guessing on her White House intentions, she faces challenging filing deadlines and dismissed allegations in a new book as "disgusting lies."
September 2, 2011 "I've never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska in mid-term," former Vice President Dick Cheney said today when asked about fellow Republican Sarah Palin and her suitability for national office.
August 31, 2011 Meanwhile, Sarah Palin has plans to be in Iowa and New Hampshire over Labor Day weekend.
July 19, 2011 David Brooks has a New York Times column Tuesday that, like an earlier column, is getting attention as almost an open letter to establishment Republicans to take back their party from the Tea Party wing.
July 14, 2011 Sarah Palin's recent complaint that the price of her husband Todd's Slim Jims had more than doubled draws a response from ConAgra Foods, the jerky maker.
June 13, 2011 After all the attention and the rush to see what's in them, the reports so far are that they don't add a lot to what we already knew about the former Alaska governor.
June 10, 2011 More than 24,000 pages are now being scanned for posting online and being read to see if there's any news in them.