| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Members of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's family have been openly critical of the design for a planned memorial to the 34th president in Washington. This week, the family called for a completely new direction for the project in a letter written by the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him.
“I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
| Dec 24, 2012
President Barack Obama was Time's Person of the Year. And CNN viewers, in an online poll, have picked him the most intriguing person of the year, the cable channel revealed Monday morning. The runners-up, from No. 2 to 10, were schoolgirl/activist...
| Dec 20, 2012
In Thursday's Pictures in the News: The body of longtime U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington; French officials inspect caves in the foothills of the Pyrenees amid fears of ritual suicide linked to Friday's...
| Dec 21, 2012
The National Rifle Association suffered a public-relations fiasco Friday. In light of the Newtown tragedy, the group had said it was “prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.” But Wayne LaPierre of...
| Dec 5, 2010
Seated before a bank of cameras in the clubby, wood-paneled confines of a Senate hearing room one morning last week, Christopher J. Dodd looked completely at home.
The silver-haired senator was poised to take the gavel for the final time as chairman of...
| Jan 28, 2011
Barney F. Hajiro, whose heroic actions as a World War II Army private during the rescue of the so-called Lost Battalion and in two other fierce battles in eastern France earned him a belated Medal of Honor nearly six decades later, has died. He was 94....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The9/11 Memorial and Museum is facing more funding questions as the governors of New York and New Jersey have called on the federal government to step in and contribute more to the management of the site.
The two governers have sent a letter to...
| Jan 24, 2011
More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race. Click here for the full series Braun says report clears her campaign manager December 7, 1992 U.S. Sen.-elect Carol Moseley Braun said Sunday an independent inquiry she ordered has cleared.......
| Aug 22, 2011
New Wyoming museum recalls internment of Japanese-Americans...