Monifa Blocton

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'It is time to tell Congress to go to hell'

Federal judges, long used to being blasted as “judicial activists” by members of Congress, are now directing a stream of anger and vitriol right back at Capitol Hill.<p>Driving judges’ ire: the budget austerity and chaos lawmakers have imposed on the judiciary. Jurists say funding for the courts has …

So What's The Real Deadline For Obamacare Sign-Up?

The health exchanges are now open, though some have a lot of glitches. You still have lots of questions about how the Affordable Care Act affects you and your family.<p>And we have answers. In our ongoing series, we're addressing questions you've asked about the sign-up process.<p><b>With people having so</b> …

JFK book assails conspiracy theory

A forthcoming book raises serious doubts about a key piece of evidence that led a House committee to conclude in 1979 that President John F. Kennedy was likely killed as part of a conspiracy.<p>University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato commissioned a scientific analysis of the Dallas …

China state media blasts US shutdown, calls for a 'de-Americanized' world

<i>News analysis</i><p>BEIJING –With days to go before the United States debt default deadline, Beijing aired its frustrations with the shutdown Sunday, saying it was time to consider a “de-Americanized” world order.<p>With $1.28 trillion in U.S. Treasuries, China is easily the biggest foreign holder of …