| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:21 PM
A rush of young children crossing alone and illegally into the United States from Texas is so large and unexpected that senior officials with the Obama administration said Monday the White House is asking Congress for about $2 billion to grapple with what...
| Feb 26, 2014
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, that she had vetoed SB 1062, a bill critics had branded as anti-gay. This is the text of her veto message....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The countdown has started. In about 100 days, starting Oct. 1, millions of families across the nation will have an opportunity to enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
The full benefits of the law will...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
State Del. Jon S. Cardin's recent commentary on Garrett County Sheriff Robert Corley is full of half truths and lies ("The lawless sheriffs of Maryland," June 17).
Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not a laughingstock, and I challenge Delegate Cardin to...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley warned Sunday morning that Maryland faces "job-killing cuts" if Congress allows a wave of automatic spending reductions to take place this Friday as scheduled.
Appearing on CBS' Face the Nation alongside Virginia Republican Gov. Bob...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:45 PM
TUCSON — A federal judge has given opponents of Arizona's sweeping anti-illegal-immigration law access to emails, letters and memos between supporters of SB 1070 and legislators to see whether there are racial overtones in the messages.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:28 PM
"The Michael J. Fox Show" (NBC, Thursdays). I come to spare a few good words and happy thoughts for this fine family sitcom, to praise and not to bury it, though the dominant (and no doubt accurate) line in the press is that it is fatally low-rated and...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The mother of a firefighter who died battling the Yarnell Hill Fire started legal action this week alleging negligence and a cover-up in the death of her son and 18 other firefighters.
Grant McKee, a 21-year-old who grew up in Costa Mesa, was one of...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:27 PM
After a top Arizona official said last week more than 6,000 recent child abuse reports in the state had been ignored, a plan to investigate the cases has raised questions about whether the overburdened child welfare system has the ability to get the job...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has lately been getting credit in the political press for being one of those Republican governors coming around on the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Advocates for the underprivileged can't understand...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:54 PM
SACRAMENTO — Facing the prospect of a prolonged federal government shutdown, Gov. Jerry Brown will soon need to decide if the state will shoulder the cost to keep running federal programs used by millions of Californians.
State officials say...