| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:00 PM
U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, signed a letter with two other lawmakers expressing concern about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed black teen by police.
A national debate has emerged over the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Congress has spoken.
Twelve members of the House of Representative Judiciary Committed issued a demand in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, strongly requesting that the league exercise transparency regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:52 PM
In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation.
That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:44 PM
President Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funding Tuesday to help confront what he called an “urgent humanitarian situation”: the unprecedented influx of children and teens arriving without parents on the Southwestern...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Honorary U.S. citizens: Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa. And soon, perhaps, Bernardo de Galvez.
Legislation to make the Spanish hero of the American Revolution an honorary U.S. citizen cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even...
| 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,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A congressional caucus has named China, Russia, India and Switzerland as four countries on its piracy "watch list," singled out as countries where there are high levels of copyright infringement and a lack of legal protections.
The list was unveiled by...