| Mar 6, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is renewing his efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine from San Diego killed in combat in Iraq. In 2008, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ruled the actions of Sgt. Rafael Peralta......
| Feb 11, 2013
| 4:42 PM
In an interview Tuesday on “CBS This Morning,” former Vice President Dick Cheney derides the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense. “With respect to Chuck Hagel and – and [John] Brennan, at Defense and...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week.
The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Senate Republicans used a filibuster to block a confirmation vote Thursday on Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary. Harry Reid, the Senate’s Democratic leader, said it was the first time a nominee for the Pentagon&...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:10 PM
After he was first elected in 2008, President Obama’s surprise pick for secretary of state was Hillary Clinton, his bitter rival from that year’s Democratic primaries. But Clinton has said she won’t stay for Obama’s second term....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:00 AM
President Obama has nominated former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a decorated Vietnam veteran, to be secretary of defense, to the consternation of some conservative Republicans in Congress. The complaints against Mr. Hagel are that he is anti-Israel, anti-...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:16 PM
America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Efforts to address the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military got a boost this week from unexpected quarters — the tea party wing of the Republican Party. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas said they support legislation offered...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Who is the face of American liberalism? Who is the face of American conservatism?
In Washington politics and on social media these days, the king and queen of "base" politics are two freshman U.S senators — Texas' Ted Cruz for conservatives and...
| Dec 16, 2012
It's no secret that Senate Republicans, led by John McCain, took aim at Susan Rice. The only question is, why?
It wasn't primarily her views on foreign policy; Rice and McCain actually aren't that far apart on many issues. (They both pressed for U.S....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...