| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:38 AM
When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day.
Franchot wants to deliver 10,000...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:20 AM
For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sitting between two snowcapped mountain ranges, with the Yellowstone River running through wide expanses of ranchland, Bruce Rauner's spread in Montana lies in the middle of one of the most awe-inspiring spots in the American West.
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:44 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Too bad they both can't lose. Or can they?
That seems to be the message voters gave to Quinnipiac University's pollster in a new survey that found Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist locked in a skin-tight contest, and 9 percent of...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Gov. Rick Scott and his surrogates love to stir up trouble among Democrats with calls for Charlie Crist, frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for governor, to debate primary opponent Nan Rich.
But that doesn’t mean Scott has an intention of...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Who can be against building, modernizing or repairing schools? It's good for children and creates jobs.
It improves learning and stimulates the economy.
It's like motherhood and apple pie. Who dares dump on that?
Well, behind closed doors in the...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:05 PM
So let me get this straight: The state government is telling us we can't hose down the driveway and should feel guilty about watering the lawn. But it's OK for somebody to pump all the groundwater he wants?
The policy-makers are padlocking flush toilets...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Every resident in Broward County can go online to see which lobbyists their elected officials say they've met with.
That's according to a report recently released by the Broward Office of the Inspector General, which says the office spent the months...