| 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-...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Despite an infusion of extra funds from Congress, the nation’s cash-strapped weather-forecasting system is about to get pinched on the verge of hurricane season.
Federal officials say they have the resources to warn storm-prone Florida and...
| 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-...
| Mar 4, 2013
WASHINGTON — "The worst-case scenario for us," a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Washington Post, "is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens."
Think about that. Worst case? That a government drowning in debt should cut back by...
| 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.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott took a shot at President Obama yesterday about the federal sequestration forcing some furloughs of National Guardsmen as the hurricane season ramps up.
Today, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is shooting back with a letter...