| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats’ efforts to maintain a majority in the U.S. Senate after next year’s midterm elections were thrown into further doubt Tuesday when Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., became the fifth senior member of the party to announce his...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
With expectation that he will be confirmed by the Senate, President Obama's nominee as the next FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, nevertheless faced questions at a confirmation hearing on Tuesday over a suggestion he once made in a blog post that the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:11 PM
A $15.9 million expansion of U.S. Coast Guard operations in the Eastern Panhandle announced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller will add 150 new information technology jobs, according to the senator’s office.
The expansion of the Coast Guard...
| Jun 16, 2013
Policy. Remember that? It’s what America used to discuss back in the day, before we became obsessed with birth certificates and the 47 percent.
Policy is what the government does, instead of how it does it or why — two questions that are...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Three years after the infamous BP oil spill off the Gulf Coast, lawmakers are still trying to nail down the effectiveness of past, present and future relief efforts backed by billions of dollars.
Restoration efforts will receive anywhere...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON — Call it the revenge of the 1 percent.
President Obama bested Mitt Romney by portraying his Republican opponent as a rich businessman who used offshore tax havens and ran enterprises into the ground without regard for working people....
| May 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
On this Memorial Day weekend, as we remember with deepest gratitude the sacrifice of America's military heroes, we also offer our thoughts and prayers for the victims of the Oklahoma tragedy.
I've dedicated a half-dozen columns to the single most...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:37 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Turns out that cutting was the easy part. Now Republicans who control a majority of the state capitols in the United States face a far greater philosophical dilemma — what to do with all the money when an improving...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:27 PM
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller on Saturday presented 10 medals to Charles Town resident Frederick Mayer, a World War II veteran who served as a clandestine agent behind enemy lines.
As an Office of Strategic Services (OSS) operative, Mayer posed as a...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Budget changes approved last week will allow nearly 100 contract workers who recently lost their jobs at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Tracing Center in Berkeley County, W.Va., to be rehired, U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller&...
| 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.