| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:00 PM
U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, signed a letter with two other lawmakers expressing concern about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed black teen by police.
A national debate has emerged over the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Republican talk of impeaching President Barack Obama has gotten out of hand.
After months of attempting to block or repeal the Affordable Care Act and sabotaging any serious efforts at immigration reform, Republicans have now taken up the impeachment...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Forty years after the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign or face certain impeachment and conviction, Washington's increasing partisanship too often leads to politicians threatening to go there.
The consensus in 1974 was that the...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A federal judge ordered that Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr.'s name be placed on the state's primary election ballot, likely sparing the veteran Democrat the need to mount a write-in campaign.
Just hours earlier, Michigan's secretary of state agreed with...
| May 28, 2014
"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges."
Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...
| 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...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:19 PM
A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:45 PM
For most of the past 41 years, Herman Wallace was allowed to leave his 6-by-9-foot Louisiana prison cell for only an hour a day a few times a week. He foresaw no end to the hours and days of his solitary confinement.
Convicted in the fatal 1972 stabbing...