| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:51 AM
UPDATED: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that President Barack Obama has committed "presidential malpractice" in foreign policy.
Rubio blasted Obama's moves in the Middle East.
U.S. allies are concluding that "American foreign...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Five members of Maryland’s congressional delegation said for the first time Friday they believe the punishment handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice by the NFL is insufficient, adding to a growing chorus of elected officials who are raising...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Whew! Tough week for Obamacare.
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a legal challenge to the tax subsidies that are provided to thousands of people who obtained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. If the high court finds...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Reducing impact on bay
The lower Chesapeake Bay has indeed been fortunate in dodging oxygen-starved dead zones this summer ("Virginia's lower bay dodges the record dead zone of the upper bay," Sept. 4). However, Hampton Roads has seen its share of dirty,...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When it convenes Jan. 6, the Republican-controlled 114th Congress will bring a wave of reinforcements to enhance the clout of President Obama's antagonists.
But it remains to be seen whether that will set the stage for two years of continuing conflict...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A proposal hammered out in private by congressional negotiators and buried at the end of a massive federal spending bill would dismantle some of the few remaining restrictions on campaign spending, allowing wealthy donors to dramatically increase their...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:27 PM
For much of the last six years, liberal Democrats in Congress have been loyal foot soldiers for their often unpopular president. Now, a rare clash between President Obama and members of his own party suggests Democrats on the left may be marching in a new...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again. What was not to like? Plenty. Tea party...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Senate Democrats on Saturday moved to advance the confirmation of Social Security Administration nominee Carolyn W. Colvin, despite opposition from Republicans that had appeared to undermine her chances earlier this month.
Senate Majority Leader Harry...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:47 PM
The U.S. Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama's stalled choices for government posts before Republicans take power in Congress next...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 9:50 AM
In these waning days of the Democratic Senate, the majority is taking advantage of a muffed procedural maneuver by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to confirm a passel of otherwise stalled executive branch appointees.
Carolyn W. Colvin, who President Obama ...