| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:45 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — All is peaceful in the tree-lined neighborhood that will be his home for another six weeks. Five thousand miles away, where his family awaits his return, there is uncertainty and fear.
Yevheniy Senchenko gathers what he can from...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles dismissed criminal charges against nine people in a $30-million stock-manipulation case after concluding that misstatements in obtaining court approval for key wiretap recordings made the evidence unusable at trial....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Government watchdog group Common Cause Maryland and other transparency advocates say they're enthusiastic about proposed legislation in the General Assembly that would create a panel to oversee public information.
Baltimore Del. Jill P. Carter's bill...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Government watchdog group Common Cause Maryland and other transparency advocates say they're enthusiastic about proposed General Assembly legislation that would create a panel to oversee public information requests.
Baltimore Del. Jill P. Carter's...
| Jan 28, 2014
The legendary media tycoon William Randolph Hearst believed America needed a strongman and that Franklin D. Roosevelt would fit the bill. He ordered his newspapers to support FDR and the New Deal. At his direction, Hearst's political allies rallied around...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress is giving only halfhearted support to a Pentagon effort to broaden military espionage operations beyond war zones.
The Pentagon created the Defense Clandestine Service in April 2012 to recruit sources and steal secrets around...
| Aug 2, 2013
The debate in Congress about cutting the food stamp program has sparked predictable clashes between those who want to help the poor and those who want to cut government spending. But strangely missing from the arguments is a shocking fact: The public,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
The federal government is withholding about $2 billion from transit agencies across California, including $268 million earmarked for bus, rail and street projects at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The money has been held...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Congress started the official countdown this week: It's T-minus 31 days to a government shutdown.
OK, so I made up the part about the official countdown. But I don't see any other likely outcome, now that the only folks trying to negotiate a budget deal...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 9:28 AM
The bright young people in student government at the Johns Hopkins University no doubt pride themselves on their openness to a diversity of views and their commitment to the free exchange of ideas. That's why the school's Student Government Association'...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With his popularity flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama has uncharacteristically reached outside his tightknit core of advisors to bring into the White House a veteran Democratic strategist who helped guide...