| May 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
He's got political consultants. He's conversant on a range of current issues. He offers a compelling personal story of triumphing over adversity.
But Jameel McCline isn't anything like an ordinary congressional candidate.
• When the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Net neutrality -- the idea that broadband operators should be barred from discriminating against content carried over their pipes -- is a cause cÃ©lÃ¨bre among the Internet masses.
The Federal Communications Commission received more than 677,000 comments...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the 'caliphate' it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil.
Proclaiming a "new era" in which Muslims will...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 1, 2012
Congress returned to "work" this week (now there's a laugh) to complete its lame-duck session before taking another holiday. Spending other people's money is a taxing experience.
Their task is to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a geological construct of their...