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President Barack Obama

Presidents often live to regret some of the words speechwriters put in their mouths. The first President Bush paid a steep price for his ill-advised “Read my lips. No new taxes!” promise in 1988. He lost his bid for a second term. Read more»

Carrie Sperling and Sue Shapcott are shown in their Phoenix home in February 2011. Sperling, right, an Arizona State University employee, is a plaintiff in the lawsuit seeking to block the state law that would deny benefits to same-sex partners of state workers.

A federal appeals court Tuesday refused to reconsider its September ruling that blocked an Arizona ban on benefits for domestic partners of state employees. Read more»

Mitt Romney

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is claiming that Mitt Romney “OK'd health care for illegal immigrants” by signing Massachusetts’ 2006 health care overhaul law. But the law didn’t give illegal immigrants anything new. Read more»