| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:17 AM
Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Newport News, doesn’t necessarily like to say I told you so – but, pausing for a moment after a rally of local and state officials calling on Congress to act on the soon-to-go broke Highway Trust Fund, the congressman could...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 8:59 AM
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said that if he doesn't get major financial relief from state lawmakers, he'll have to raise property taxes significantly next year.
The acknowledgment came as a re-election seeking Emanuel released his ideas on how to...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 6:43 AM
Chris Christie, whose presidential hopes have been running into increasing turbulence, sold himself to influential Republicans as a straight-talking problem solver during weekend appearances in South Florida.
The New Jersey governor isn't —...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 3:46 PM
Greece prevailed Friday in a high-stakes standoff with European creditors, winning a four-month extension on its debt repayment plan after threatening to default and plunge the entire 19-nation Eurozone and global financial markets into crisis.
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:39 PM
HARTFORD — If you're a billionaire living in Connecticut, chances are the tax department is keeping an eye on you.
Connecticut, home to some of the richest Americans, has a big stake in the billions of dollars in revenue their income taxes...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 7:02 PM
President Obama, keeping up a push for what he calls tax fairness, plans to unveil a new package of tax proposals that target inherited assets, capital gains and large financial firms to pay for billions in new tax benefits for low- and middle-class...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:57 AM
Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:43 PM
The economy boomed through most of last year, a time when the nation's capital was devoid of major budget fights and threats of government shutdown.
Economists worry, though, that the accelerating recovery could soon slow down with new standoffs in...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:24 PM
That was some roller coaster in politics, 2014 was.
A sure-bet Senate election turned squeaker. A dance on the edge of a fiscal cliff over the state budget. A special session on the Medicaid expansion standoff that ended up … a standoff.
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again. What was not to like? Plenty. Tea party...