| Apr 24, 2015
| 1:50 PM
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., in a farewell speech on his last day at the Justice Department, said that the department’s political independence had been restored and that the argument over trying terrorists in civilian courts had been won.
| Apr 23, 2015
| 9:00 PM
I have heard from a number of my friends that if the 2016 presidential ticket pit a Clinton against a Bush, then they plan to sit this one out. I don't blame them.
I think many of us are suffering from Clinton-Bush fatigue. Do we really want another...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Admittedly, it's early. But it's still amusing to see the difference between how Republicans and Democrats are lining up for 2016. No fewer than 19 -- count 'em: 19! -- Republican self-declared candidates showed up in New Hampshire last week to strut...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 6:00 PM
President Obama announced $200 million in additional humanitarian aid to Iraq on Tuesday but was noncommittal on the request from visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi for more sophisticated weapons to fight Islamic State militants.
| Apr 13, 2015
| 5:51 PM
As the campaign to succeed President Obama shifts into high gear, Republican voters seem assured of a contested race for their party's nomination that will feature generational, geographical, occupational and ideological contrasts. On Monday, Sen. Marco...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 6:28 AM
A lobbyist, a writer and a political consultant walked into a bar. No, really.
I met a couple of friends for libations last week, and, amazingly enough, the conversation turned to the presidential race. Shocking, I know. The lobbyist thinks former Gov....
| Apr 3, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Former Baltimore mayor and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley made the case Sunday for a challenge to Hillary Clinton, from himself or some other Democrat.
Appearing on ABC News' "This Week," he deftly avoided any direct criticism of the clear Democratic...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:08 PM
Barbara A. Mikulski, a 4-foot-11 social worker from Highlandtown, helped stop a highway that threatened Southeast Baltimore. She broke into politics when women on Baltimore's City Council were still called girls — and rose to become a U.S. senator,...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Israeli leader still claimed that President Barack Obama doesn't understand his nation's vital security concerns.
"American leaders worry about...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:37 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, continued her delicate balancing act Thursday on next week's planned congressional address by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.
The speech was...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:16 PM
Tension between Israel and the U.S. escalated sharply Wednesday as senior Obama administration officials publicly admonished Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for accepting an invitation to address Congress two weeks before Israeli elections and...