| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:05 PM
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....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive.
Richard Norton Smith,...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:02 PM
In the months before shift foreman Dean Jones died in a massive explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia in April 2010, Judy Petersen recalls, her brother complained to his family about persistent ventilation violations.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:35 PM
WASHINGTON Americans wrapped up voting Tuesday in midterm elections for control of Congress, poised to give Republicans more seats in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and perhaps control of the Senate a message of discontent with President...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
How are Hollywood Democrats feeling about Tuesday's elections? In one word: dread.
With signs over the weekend that some key Senate races were moving toward Republicans, hopes were on chances that the polling is wrong, that Democrats will come through in...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:41 AM
As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joined her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the midterm congressional elections tomorrow, she took a page from the comeback playbook of another one-time presidential loser:...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON Washington state's clout took a big hit last year when Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, the longtime appropriations king, decided to call it quits after 36 years in the House of Representatives.
Now Democrats fear the state could lose even more...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A federal safety agency reported Tuesday that operational blunders and lax policies at Metro-North were at least partly to blame for the crashes that killed two workers and four passengers and injured 126 riders last year and this spring.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:20 AM
For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 8:23 PM
When President Obama designates part of Fort Monroe as a national monument Tuesday, it won't be the first time a prominent piece of Hampton Roads real estate has had its destiny transformed by the stroke of a presidential pen.
Using the powers conferred...
| Mar 15, 2013
Among the casualties of the 2012 presidential election, along with Mitt Romney, was the vanishing breed of moderate Republicans of which he once was a star, until his embarrassing lurch into conservatism.
Mr. Romney first failed to win the GOP...