| Nov 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With Republican majorities now assured in both houses of Congress, Pentagon spending is likely to grow to cope with national security threats around the globe.
The White House announced Friday that it would request $5.6 billion in additional funds...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:05 AM
In a blunt letter to Congress, nearly 100 retired Navy and Marine Corps leaders on Wednesday warned of dire consequences to the U.S. fleet unless Congress pumps billions of additional dollars into shipbuilding, repair and maintenance.
The letter comes...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 10:52 PM
To the editor: It is a bit difficult to take seriously the foreign-policy suggestions of someone with John Bolton's fierce partisan history. ("A foreign affairs to-do list for the GOP," Op-Ed, Nov. 13)
Bolton makes some sensible observations. But his...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:48 PM
It is a time-honored tradition in American politics: Whenever the president turns unpopular, he fires someone and brings in a tried and tested veteran to clean house. Thus in 1987, in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair, out went Donald Regan as Ronald...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The surprising decision of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to leave his Pentagon post after only 21 months of service has been widely greeted as a combination of his frustration in the job and a conclusion at the White House that he...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Republican Sen. Rob Portman, a former White House budget chief and trade representative who broke with fellow conservatives to back gay marriage, has ruled out a presidential run in 2016 and will seek a second term. In a statement Tuesday, the Ohio...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:27 PM
The Baltimore region has been less affected by federal spending cuts than other parts of the state, helping to make it a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster Maryland economy, a federal economist said Thursday.
Employment in the Baltimore region grew...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:28 PM
When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans.
Three significant compensation...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In a time of challenge for higher education, more than 1,250 public-university leaders from across America are coming to Orlando next week for the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Representing 237 research...
| Aug 26, 2014
Sen. Tim Kaine got schooled Monday at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science — a visit he says armed him in his mission to convince others in the U.S. Senate to continue funding critical research.
"Critical environmental research," Kaine, D-Va.,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:16 PM
In their recent "State of the Region" report, Old Dominion University professors James Koch and Gary Wagner outline some of the most powerful forces affecting Hampton Roads. And economically, nothing casts a longer shadow than the federal budget...