| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:28 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Framed by patriotic bunting and surrounded by a few thousand chairs, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier is ready for its close-up.
Sailors in dress blues and hard hatted workers from Newport News Shipbuilding swarmed Dry Dock 12...
| Nov 15, 2013
Almost every time this country finishes a major war, we cut the Army appropriately — and then we cut too much.
After World War II, we demobilized massively, but then went too far. The result in 1950 was Task Force Smith, the first U.S. Army ground...
| Nov 17, 2013
What a sorry month. President Barack Obama has apologized for the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act. And Toronto Mayor Rob Ford seems to be on an apology tour, saying he's sorry for drunkenness, for smoking crack, for crude sexual comments and...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:24 AM
A sibling spat over the issue of same-sex marriage flared anew as Senate candidate Liz Cheney restated her opposition to gay and lesbian matrimony and her sister — and sister’s spouse — angrily fired back on social media.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Harold Rhode still recalls the euphoria he felt a decade ago after finding thousands of dripping, moldy artifacts of Iraq's once-vibrant Jewish community in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein's intelligence service headquarters in...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:56 PM
It is hard to imagine any city in the nation being more reviled by Americans these days than Washington.
The standoff last week among the White House, Senate and House of Representatives as the clock wound down on the country’s ability to pay its...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:26 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is a vast, beautifully rugged and sparsely populated state. Stick around long enough and you’re bound to hear, more than once, its description as “a small town with really long streets.”
The vintage is...
| Apr 8, 2014
More than a year after it approved a report critical of the CIA's interrogation and detention policies, the Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to make a portion of the document public. It's now up to President Obama to ensure that the agency doesn'...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:00 PM
LAS VEGAS — Long before voters begin paying attention to the 2016 presidential contest, the quiet race for the Republican Party's most elite donors was well under way in recent days as potential candidates made a pilgrimage west to court prolific...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:45 PM
OXON HILL, Md. — For an event remembered by its big statements — rabble-rousing speeches and students clad in American-flag shorts — this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was nearly silent on same-sex marriage and...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The United States would not recognize a referendum by Crimea to leave Ukraine, and a shift of that region to Russia “is not a done deal,” a top Obama administration official said Sunday.
“If there is a referendum and it...