Articles by Laura Matthews
It's Secretary Kerry Now: Senate Confirms Its Own For State
January 29 2013 5:00 PM
As expected, Sen. John Kerry will be the next secretary of State, as the full Senate has given its approval -- minus three Republicans.
How One Million Moms For Gun Control Is Taking On The NRA
January 29 2013 4:52 PM
Shannon Watts founded One Million Moms for Gun Control after the Sandy Hook massacre. She's not going to relent, and here she explains why.
Kerry Will Have To Get Used To Hearing 'Mr. Secretary'
January 29 2013 11:04 AM
If John Kerry's nomination is approved, he will be the first white, male secretary of state in 16 years, and the first male since 2005.
Boy Scouts Of America Explains Possible Gay Ban Policy Shift [Full Text]
January 28 2013 3:11 PM
The Boy Scouts is looking to remove gay restrictions from its national policy. Here's the full text of its announcement.
Boy Scouts Of America Nears Ending Gay Ban
January 28 2013 2:23 PM
The anti-gay policy at Boy Scouts of America appears to be close to an end.
Ryan Warns GOP Of Obama's 'Bogus Deals’
January 28 2013 12:42 PM
The defeated vice presidential candidate urged conservatives to wait for Obama's second-term promises to fall short, then take the lead.
Who Is President Obama's New Chief Of Staff?
January 25 2013 11:06 AM
Denis McDonough will be the next chief of staff, as the president continues to shake up his West Wing staff.
John Kerry's Testimony During Sec. Of State Confirmation Hearing [FULL TEXT]
January 24 2013 12:38 PM
If you missed it, read the full text of Kerry's testimony during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State.
John Kerry Talks Fiscal Policy, Iran Nuclear Program During Confirmation Hearing
January 24 2013 12:03 PM
During his confirmation hearing on Thursday, U.S. Sen. John Kerry says a fiscally strong America is essential to foreign policy.
Where To Watch Kerry’s Confirmation Hearing For Secretary Of State
January 24 2013 11:13 AM
U.S. Sen. John Kerry is now in a confirmation hearing for the secretary of state post. Watch the live video here.
Debt Limit Extension Passes US House, 285-144
January 23 2013 2:22 PM
The House voted Wednesday to suspend the debt limit, and the Senate is expected to follow suit, despite some Democrats' misgivings.
Did A Fading Tea Party Lead Boehner To Fold On Cuts?
January 23 2013 1:33 PM
Experts say House Speaker Boehner no longer fears his party's fading tea party faction and may now get more party unity on deals.