| Apr 9, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON A state's second-in-command is often first to joke about being No. 2. As lieutenant governor of Arkansas, Win Rockefeller liked to say the job was state government's spare tire: kept in the dark, pumped up and hoped it's never used.
| Mar 25, 2015
| 12:19 PM
A House committee is renewing efforts to make government agencies more responsive to freedom-of-information requests.
The House unanimously passed a similar effort last year. But objections by Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia kept it from...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:34 PM
Women helped shape the Peninsula we know today, but their contributions—both past and present—are sometimes overlooked or obscured. These women have all contributed to the physical, spiritual, political and cultural growth of this community....
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in America, not because it is the best (that would be coffee) but because it is the least objectionable. Put another way, vanilla is the most acceptable to the most people; it's not many people's favorite,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Bess Myerson, the former beauty queen, television personality and New York politician who spent four decades in the public eye before her glamorous image was tarnished by scandal, has died. She was 90.
Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica....
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:21 PM
NEW YORK — Former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, who championed the power of government and liberalism to advance society with eloquence and compassion, died Thursday. He was 82.
His death came the same day that his son Andrew was sworn in for his...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 9:38 PM
Along with acrimonious backroom deals, late-night hours and stale take-out dinners is another tradition of the final days of Congress: the goodbyes.
This year's farewell addresses offered an alternative view of the era of divided government — a...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:41 AM
In a partisan vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved a major increase in funding — $1.5 billion — to help give schools and libraries high-speed Internet access.
Democrats and Republicans agreed on the need to expand broadband...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee chair Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when she reminds us in...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:11 PM
No, Congress didn't
On Dec. 12, Jane Johnson's letter about CIA torture states "Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't our Congress approve these methods at the time?"
No, Ms. Johnson, they didn't. In former President George W. Bush's book, "Decision...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:00 PM
A tearful NFL official pledged to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday that the league was taking seriously the recent domestic violence cases that have tarnished its image and led to questions about whether it has created a culture that tolerates such...