| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Like many Democrats, President Obama greeted last December’s budget deal the way a hungry child greets a carrot stick: It wasn’t what he wanted, but it was acceptable under the circumstances.
“This agreement doesn’t include...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:08 PM
— After a year that saw sequestration, furloughs and a partial government shutdown, half of the federal workforce is considering leaving for the private sector, a marketing firm has found.
The top reasons they are thinking about a move, according...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With another major fiscal deadline looming at month's end, House Republicans are preparing to seek only modest concessions from President Obama to raise the nation's debt ceiling and will instead try to press their political advantage...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:10 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite recent disappointing job growth, departing White House economic advisor Gene Sperling said Tuesday he remained hopeful the recovery is strengthening.
“I still think there is reason for optimism, though there’s...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Sen. Mitch McConnell's easy victory over his tea party opponent in Kentucky's Republican primary Tuesday presents a tidy storyline: the establishment strikes back.
In the primary season so far, McConnell and fellow GOP incumbents have successfully out-...
| Dec 22, 2013
"Congress is finishing this year less popular than a cockroach," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the other day. The reason, he charged, was simple: "mindless, knee-jerk obstruction from Republicans."
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) sees things...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Air-control facilities at the Boca Raton and North Perry airports are among 149 around the country that will be forced to close next month as a result of federal budget cuts through September, the Federal Aviation Administration announced on Friday.
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Mothers trying to feed infants, veterans awaiting disability claims, scientists midway through medical research projects -- these are among the people and the work that have been harmed by the government shutdown.
In a research lab in east Baltimore,...
| May 6, 2013
— Fate is fickle, power cyclical, and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs....
| Apr 15, 2013
— Well, at least we're starting to get the procedure right. Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:59 PM
From a new mountain towering 65 feet over Federal Highway, U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Lois Frankel surveyed a massive airport construction project Monday and said they were pleased with the view.
Touring what will become Fort Lauderdale-...