| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:28 PM
From the earliest days of the republic, American statesmen worried that partisan interests would undermine the viability of the national government. That prediction seems strikingly accurate these days.
These days we see a deeply divided Congress unable...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The beleaguered director of the Secret Service resigned Wednesday after President Obama lost confidence in her ability to lead the troubled agency amid a string of high-profile security lapses.
Julia A. Pierson, the first woman to hold the post, stepped...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A recent national Gallup poll pegged public approval for Congress at just 14 percent — one of the lowest ratings ever measured by the venerable polling company in the fall of a midterm election year. Congress is about as popular with Americans...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
An eclectic list of stars like Julianna Margulies, Brad Paisley, Jessica Simpson and Lupita Nyong'o and a hefty dose of "Scandal" and "House of Cards" cast members will descend on Washington this weekend for the annual White House Correspondents Assn....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The U.S Justice Department invited thousands of federal convicts on Wednesday to request their release from prison, a measure that could have an outsized effect in Baltimore, where U.S. prosecutors have worked closely with local authorities.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House passed the first of a pair of bills aimed at reining in what Republicans call a pattern of overreach by the executive branch under President Obama.
Democrats decried the base-pleasing measure as a political stunt. Immigration...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Under pressure from lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday he was reviewing the release from jail of thousands of immigrants in the country illegally who were convicted of crimes and faced deportation.
The Department of...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:52 PM
When Julio Martinez crossed the U.S. border illegally more than a decade ago, his attorneys say, he was running for his life, attempting to escape the deadly and pervasive gang he joined in his native El Salvador as a 14-year-old boy.
| May 22, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Dismayed by the extent of the government's post-Sept. 11 surveillance activities, which many of them had previously voted to authorize, House lawmakers Thursday approved new restrictions on the National Security Agency that amount to the most sweeping...