| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:40 PM
An intruder was able to scale the White House fence and enter the executive mansion in September because of major Secret Service failures including an agent who was distracted by a personal cellphone call, according to an internal review released on...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:45 PM
As voters prepare to head to the polls on Tuesday, one race on Hampton Roads ballots is not like the others.
U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, a Democrat representing the 3rd Congressional District, is the only member of the region's House delegation...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:46 PM
The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus....
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Ever since an Ebola case from Liberia arrived at a Dallas hospital last month, political pressure has been building on the Obama administration to restrict travel from the three West African countries where the disease has spread with frightening speed....
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 6:36 PM
Glendale's worries about former Police Chief Randy Adams' extraordinary pension may be solved by a case California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown filed Wednesday against Adams and two other former officials of the city of Bell.
Adams more than doubled his...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 8:15 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- The House Ethics Committee on Friday dismissed charges of alleged wrongdoing against California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, ending a tumultuous investigation that lasted roughly three years and may have cost taxpayers up to $1.3...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 4:44 PM
Glendale and Burbank taxpayers quietly dodged what might have been millions of dollars in increased energy bills as a decision on clean energy policy by the California Air Resources Board favored their local utilities.
On Dec. 16, the board issued...