| Nov 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
We know Barack Obama is good at least one thing -- getting Barack Obama elected president of the United States. How good he is at being president of the United States is a subject of considerable debate. A less debatable proposition: He is just plain...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Regarding the Harry Reid hater who wrote the Sept. 21 letter, "Replace Harry Reid as majority leader":
Congress refers to both the House and Senate. In case he hasn't noticed, the House of Representatives is run by the Republicans and not by Harry Reid....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:57 PM
You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can't win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here's why.
In midterms, it's all right to be the party of no. The...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:26 PM
A week after Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced plans to step down, three administration insiders lead the president's short list to replace him, according to sources inside and outside the White House.
Solicitor Gen. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., who...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Sen. Pat Toomey first initiated a child protection bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to schedule for a vote. Toomey has been one of the few legislators to reach across the aisle for Americans desiring action.
Now certain people...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:18 PM
This is the time of year when little boys and girls are on their best behavior in a vain attempt to move from Santa's "naughty list" to his "nice list." This usually doesn't last long — a couple of weeks before Christmas and then immediately...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved Wednesday to take up legislation that would curtail some of the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data.
Reid filed notice that he would hold a procedural vote, probably next week, on a bill...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Congress returns this week to a changed atmosphere after the Republican midterm election sweep — but before any new agenda is launched, old business must be finished.
Lawmakers have just four weeks to approve must-pass bills to fund the...