Articles by Dan Rivoli
Rick Santorum Ends 'Improbable' Campaign Ahead Of Pennsylvania Primary
April 10 2012 3:47 PM
With his 3-year-old daughter hospitalized over the weekend, Rick Santorum cited family concerns for ending his presidential campaign.
Obama Pushes 'Buffett Rule': Raise Taxes On Rich To At Least 30%
April 10 2012 12:40 PM
The president, seeking to bolster his message of economic fairness, is advocating a plan that would raise income taxes on Americans earning more than $1 million to a minimum of 30 percent.
Lobbyist Lobby Pushes Tighter Registration Regulations
April 09 2012 6:43 PM
The American League of Lobbyists Monday decided to ask the U.S. Congress to approve a set of changes to current registration rules.
Mitt Romney Marches Toward November As Santorum, Gingrich Hang On
April 09 2012 12:36 PM
Mitt Romney is looking ahead to November: there is chatter about his potential running mate and the candidate himself is barely mentioning his Republican rivals, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich
Quiet Clarence Thomas Chides Talkative Supreme Court Justices
April 06 2012 6:25 PM
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who is notoriously silent on the bench, has suggested his colleagues should do more listening and less questioning during oral arguments.
March Jobs Report Puts Obama On Defense As Republicans Pounce
April 06 2012 2:25 PM
Friday's job report for March showed 121,000 hires -- the first figures in five months showing job growth under 200,000.
Keith Olbermann v. Al Gore's Current TV: Public Feud Sparks Dueling Contract Suits
April 06 2012 1:39 PM
Current TV said Keith Olbermann broke his contract by missing work and sabotaging the network. Olbermann says he was punished for his unwillingness to tolerate the incompetence of network management.
'Merchant Of Death' Viktor Bout Gets 25 Years For Colombian Arms Deal
April 05 2012 7:06 PM
The 45-year-old Russian was busted in a 2008 sting in Thailand in which undercover informants working for U.S. authorities posed as members of the Colombian rebel group FARC. Bout insists he was a legitimate businessman just trying to sell airplanes, not weapons.
Justice Department Defends Obama's Supreme Court Remarks [LETTER]
April 05 2012 3:15 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama's remarks about the Supreme Court striking down the Affordable Care Act were fully consistent with the principles of judicial review.
Death Penalty Headed For Repeal In Connecticut
April 05 2012 12:27 PM
The ban on capital punishment -- life without the chance for parole will become the state's maximum punishment -- will apply only to future inmates, not those already on death row.
Judge Fights Back Against Obama's Supreme Court Remarks -- With Homework
April 04 2012 5:06 PM
A federal judge is retaliating against what he says was an inappropriate comment on the judiciary by President Barack Obama, and he is doing so with an unusual tactic: he assigned administration lawyers to do homework.
- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 4 Other Accused 9/11 Plotters Face Death Penalty Trial
April 04 2012 3:01 PM
Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four accused co-conspirators face possible imposition of the death penalty when they're tried by a U.S. military commission.