| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:47 PM
WASHINGTON — Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails.
Speier, more than...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:22 PM
The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy increased slightly last year while reports fell at the other service academies, according to an assessment to be released by the Pentagon on Friday.
Overall reports at the three academies...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Naval Academy officials say an increase in reports of sexual assault shows they are making progress against the crime.
Fifteen sexual assaults were reported at the academy during the 2012-2013 academic year, the Pentagon said Friday, up from 13 the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:30 PM
In the last year, a little-known panel of educators has been denounced by state lawmakers, sued by San Francisco's city attorney and faulted by the federal government for violating its own policies.
Critics have called the Accrediting Commission for...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to a larger battle: the contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system....
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape.
It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native.
Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:43 PM
The Navy on Friday defended its policy of having commanders determine whether criminal cases go to trial, as it responded to a request to have that authority stripped from the current Naval Academy superintendent.
Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, the academy...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The government shutdown is a bridge way too far, but I hate to admit that the right-wing Republican caucus sometimes has a point. Just take a look at what bureaucrats get up to on their equivalent of New Year's Eve. It's as wild and crazy a moment for...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Democrat Tammy Duckworth today campaigned with a California congresswoman who said she had to have an abortion to save her life as part of Duckworth's ongoing effort to highlight her differences with Republican Rep. Joe Walsh.
The appearance with...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Climate change is causing glaciers to melt, heat waves to become more intense, species to become extinct and low-lying island nations like Tuvalu to disappear altogether. To this list of calamities, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has added another: Climate...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- A key House committee chairman said his panel would take a "more thoughtful" approach to legislation allowing states to force retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases.
His comments signaled that momentum from Monday's easy...