| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Contrary to Frederic B. Hill's assertions ("Netanyahu invitation unwise," Jan. 27) both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and House Speaker John Boehner have had little option, considering how the nuclear negotiations with Iran have proceeded....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:43 AM
One of the complaints about President Barack Obama's directive on unauthorized immigrants is that it is a repudiation of democracy. "It is at odds with—it defies—the meaning and message of the last election, and therefore is destructive to the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:50 AM
The thrashing that voters administered to the Democrats in the midterm congressional elections confirmed the old admonition Harry Truman kept on his White House desk: "The buck stops here."
The Republicans widened their hold on the House and wrested...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:58 PM
The controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to the U.S. Congress continued to grow Thursday, dragging into the fray Israel’s spy agency, the Mossad.
Speaker John A. Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:19 PM
In an unusual display of high-stakes arm twisting, both the White House and its critics in Congress have called in foreign leaders to help lobby U.S. lawmakers on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Iran amid tense negotiations on its nuclear...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:40 PM
The White House says House Speaker John A. Boehner broke with protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without first notifying the Obama administration.
“The typical protocol would suggest that the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:32 PM
Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran.
Boehner's decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:00 AM
John Boehner, the newly re-elected speaker of the House, is known to be a heavy smoker. This is a bad habit, but it is one he confines to private places. So few know that the speaker is putting his health at risk by not quitting.
Boehner has another,...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 3:59 PM
RICHMOND — Virginia's gas tax will almost certainly increase Jan. 1, ratcheting up about 45 percent because of last year's landmark transportation funding deal and a congressional unwillingness to crack down on Internet sales tax collections....
| Jan 16, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Your article "Harris questions Boehner in meeting" (Jan. 7) is proof that the survival of House Speaker John Boehner against the conservative revolt in his caucus contains a large dose of moral bankruptcy, and that Rep. Andy Harris played an important...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 10:52 AM
At the very least, there's common ground on college football.
One week before he travels to the Capitol to deliver his State of the Union address, President Obama welcomed congressional leaders from both parties to the White House on Tuesday for the...