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John D. Rockefeller IV

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  • The passing of moderate Republicanism

    WASHINGTON -- The death this week at age 96 of former Pennyslvania Gov. Bill Scranton, briefly a Republican presidential candidate in 1964, was also in a sense a final obituary on moderate Republicanism that began fading from the political scene half a...
  • Political silly season

    WASHINGTON -- With Congress in the doldrums of summer recess, our town has inevitably sunk to the game of making political mountains out of molehills. The latest example is disclosure that the campaign manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Goldberg: Time to grow up, GOP

    It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure...
  • If the U.S. Congress became a carmaker

    The Edsel was one of the biggest flops in the history of carmaking. Introduced with great fanfare by Ford in 1958, it had terrible sales and was junked after three years. But if Congress had been running Ford, the Edsel would still be on the market. That...
  • Sen. Rockefeller says media is 'dumbed down' at FCC hearing

     
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) used a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing for two new nominees to the Federal Communications Commission as a platform to do some media bashing. At the end of Wednesday's two-hour confirmation hearing for Democrat...
  • Senate hearing on digital platforms hears calls for new laws

     
    The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on new video platforms....
  • A landmark reconstruction redefined Williamsburg and the Peninsula

    A landmark reconstruction redefined Williamsburg and the Peninsula
    When the reconstructed Raleigh Tavern opened to the public on Friday, Sept. 16, 1932, it not only represented Colonial Williamsburg's first exhibition building but also a new identity for the old colonial capital and the rest of the surrounding region....
  • DOT wants to eliminate older, unsafe rail cars carrying crude oil

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phaseout of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year. Transportation Secretary...
  • U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service, profits

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid....
  • Roll Call's 50 richest members of Congress for 2014

    WASHINGTON They invested in an aquaculture business, a bank and good old blue chip stocks and bonds. The richest members of Congress found myriad ways to get wealthier in 2013, CQ Roll Call's annual survey of congressional wealth shows. Many lawmakers'...
  • Martin Schram: Roger Goodell's quest to measure up

    Proudly displayed on the wall of the Commissioner of the National Football League is an instant replay, of sorts a freeze-frame of Commissioner Roger Goodell's personal hero, in his most famous performance. It provides the ideal yardstick by which...