| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Say this about Robert Morris University-Illinois: It has spunk.
The small private university in the Chicago area landed in the national spotlight earlier this month by becoming the first school in the nation to offer scholarships to students to play...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Now that the Supreme Court has issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, the legal fight over the Affordable Care Act will shift a few blocks away to another Washington courtroom, where a far more fundamental challenge to Obamacare is about to be decided...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:14 AM
It takes 90 minutes for Dinesh D'Souza's rambling, mistitled "America: Imagine the World Without Her" to get to its real point. There's D'Souza, archconservative Ivy League immigrant, creator of the popular anti-Obama screed "2016: Obama's America," in...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:25 PM
One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Check out any well-stocked bar these days, and you’ll see apple pie and cherry flavored moonshine right next to the melon vodka and Japanese scotch.
How moonshine, once the illegal hooch of the Appalachian South, became a legal part of cocktail...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Although the summer season still has a few weeks left, the box office take thus far suggests that Hollywood's string of consecutive records likely ended last summer.
While consumer tastes are notoriously fickle in the entertainment industry, I do give...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:44 PM
TRENTON, N.J. — As Gov. Chris Christie travels the country to support Republicans running for governor, he also is charting a course that could bear on his ability to seek the party's nomination for president in 2016.
Christie has traveled to 21...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:55 AM
A Sunday morning show, "Meet the Press," will become a Sunday morning topic this weekend.
David Gregory is leaving NBC after two decades and being replaced on "Meet the Press" by Chuck Todd on Sept. 7. Andrea Mitchell fills in this weekend. CNN and...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, took her first-ever tour of Newport News Shipbuilding on Wednesday.
Mikulski said she misses the shipyards in her home state that have closed down, so she was happy to renew...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:06 AM
The overall military drawdown has thrown a scare into some areas of the Hampton Roads economy, but a Thursday report from shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries indicated smooth sailing for now.
Second-quarter earnings rose 75 percent compared...