| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- John A. Boehner has found his options limited during his three years as House speaker by an informal rule for Republicans that dictates he move only legislation that has the approval of a majority of support among his own membership....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The cable, movie and broadcast lobbies are throwing their support behind Senate Commerce Committee chairman Jay Rockefeller's proposal for a comprehensive study of videogame and video violence, introduced in the wake of the Newtown massacre in December....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Tom Wheeler as the next chairman of the FCC, although questions remain as to how quickly his selection will gain a floor vote.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), chairman of the Commerce...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:30 PM
President Obama has nominated Michael P. O'Rielly, an advisor to Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, to fill a Republican vacancy on the FCC.
O'Rielly's nomination comes two days after the Senate Commerce Committee approved Tom Wheeler's nomination as...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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 confided to a...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Chapman University's law school has received a $55-million gift from real estate developer Dale E. Fowler and his wife, Sarah Ann. The gift is believed to be one of the largest ever pledged to an American law school.
As a result of the donation, the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:02 PM
It's no secret that the right is going through what some call a healthy debate and what others see as an identity crisis.
For some, the solution to what ails conservatism requires a sudden philosophical shift leftward to win back the last Rockefeller...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:17 PM
A $100 billion transportation bill President Barack Obama signed into law Friday will put 10,000 people in Maryland to work on state bridges and roads and represents "what can actually be accomplished if Congress comes together," Gov.Martin O'Malley...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:02 PM
The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow businesses to share information with the federal government that could help thwart cybersecurity threats, despite concerns from privacy advocates and opposition from the White House.
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...