‘Alpha House’: Early Results Are Strong

Posted on 11/15/2013 by |Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentAlpha House is a very funny show, certainly the best of this fall’s new TV comedies. But you won’t find it on any broadcast or cable network. This half-hour comedy, about four Republican senators who share a Capitol Hill brownstone as their home-away-from-home-district, is the first original production from Amazon Studios. It begins streaming at Amazon on Friday, Nov. 15: The first three episodes will be available, free, to all customers at the online retail giant. Thereafter, Amazon Prime subscribers will …

In Congress, Dingell Has Outlasted Them All

Posted on 06/7/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsHolding any job for 57 years is impressive. But it’s especially remarkable when every two years your bosses are asked whether they want to fire you. Rep. John D. Dingell Jr. (D-Mich.) now owns the record for holding a seat in Congress longer than anyone else – 57 years, 5 months and 26 days. As the Washington Post’s Paul Kane writes: “That eclipses the late Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.), who served in both the House and Senate. “Elected in …

Political Forecast: Some Lingering Clouds in Sun City

Posted on 06/1/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsSusan Milligan is visiting six Election 2012 battleground states to talk with 50-plus voters for a report that will be published in the September issue of the AARP Bulletin. She posted this from Henderson, Nevada. People are in a pretty good mood at Sun City Anthem, which describes itself as an “age-qualified community with an ideal climate and stellar location in Henderson, Nevada.” There are golf courses, thousands of single-story, energy-efficient homes, and enough activities to keep even the most …