| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
We must review and reform the National Security Agency (NSA), but we cannot reject the mission of the NSA, nor the men and women who work there.
The barrage of illegal revelations about the NSA by Edward Snowden have damaged our national security. They'...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
WASHINGTON — A bill to extend historic new protections to gays in the workplace won easy Senate approval Thursday, bolstered by rare bipartisan support that illustrated the dramatic shift in the politics around gay rights amid growing public...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Obama legislation on Wednesday that its chief sponsor said he wished weren't necessary.
The Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to disinter from...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:15 AM
The subway ride between the Russell Senate Office Building and the Capitol basement takes no more than 25 seconds to cover a fifth of a mile. But over an estimated 130,000 trips shuttling lawmakers, staff and visitors, train operator Daryl Chappelle was...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON — As soon as the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a measure Monday to extend unemployment aid to jobless Americans, a beleaguered group of House Republicans from states with high unemployment rates called on Speaker John A. Boehner...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:49 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama had a dinner date last week with a dozen of his worst enemies, thus proving that the governmental stalemate in Washington, D.C., is driving him to unusual acts of political creativity -- or desperation.
The president personally...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Congress should not listen to the hotheads and the anti-immigrant mischief makers who want to delay action on pending immigration reform because the two suspects in the Boston bombing case were immigrants.
The United States would no doubt be less safe,...
| Jul 16, 2011
Republican Hatch claims solution to a spending crisis is not tax increase; Obama says everyone has to pay their fair share...
| Jul 23, 2011
Republican Hensarling says federal government must get out of the way of new jobs; Obama says wealthy must pay more taxes....
| Oct 19, 2011
Pennsylvania's U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is turning the big 5-0 next month and to celebrate the milestone he's having a party! To attend the soiree at the Capitol Hill wine bar, Sonoma, you just have to pay a small admission......