| Feb 22, 2015
| 10:23 AM
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent said Sunday that voter identification laws should be allowed under a renewed effort to update the federal Voting Rights Act.
Dent is one of six Republicans co-sponsoring a bill from Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 4:50 PM
Think you know a lot about the news?
Maybe you know nothing about the news.
Either way, this column will work out well for you.
It's the news of the week, delivered trivia-style.
This past week, Orlando made headlines for being ranked as:
A) One of...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:59 PM
The black-and-white photograph of Rosa Parks on the bus looks familiar.
She’s staring forward, reenacting her moment in history as if preparing for a place in a grade school textbook on the civil rights movement, conservatively dressed in a hat...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Congress has spoken.
Twelve members of the House of Representative Judiciary Committed issued a demand in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, strongly requesting that the league exercise transparency regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
He's not exactly stepping aside quietly. Reaction to Eric Holder's resignation ranged from hagiographic to diabolical. Civil rights leaders praised him as the strongest attorney general since Bobby Kennedy. Fox News derided him as the nation's all-time...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:05 PM
An act of domestic violence has already cost a professional football running back his job. Bumbling an investigation into the incident may cost the NFL’s commissioner his.
Roger Goodell, who heads the nation’s most successful sports league,...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A raft of artists across the musical spectrum including the Beatles, members of the Beach Boys and the estates of Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding are rallying behind a new campaign called Project 72, which aims to require digital radio services to pay...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Honorary U.S. citizens: Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa. And soon, perhaps, Bernardo de Galvez.
Legislation to make the Spanish hero of the American Revolution an honorary U.S. citizen cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The CEOs of AT&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:12 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to shake off this sore throat and fever.
The Skinny: I've been a little under the weather the last two days. Hopefully the fever will fade later in the morning. Wednesday's roundup includes some late-breaking news out of...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:23 PM
The Sunday morning guest list:
Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. She has written the memoir "Off...