| Apr 24, 2015
| 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON Deficit hawk lawmakers have found something they want to spend money on: medical research.
They say they want to cure cancer and other diseases by boosting the budget for the National Institutes of Health, and they argue that investing in...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
In my column on Wednesday, I recommended a half-dozen political commercials from this year’s Senate campaigns -- the good, the bad, and the silly. But there wasn’t enough room in the print version to list all of this year’s noteworthy...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:55 PM
When overworked Silicon Valley innovators retreated to the Nevada desert a week ago for the annual Burning Man festival, some met an unexpected reveler.
There, among the drug-infused performance art, stood a buttoned-down policy wonk from Washington...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Once considered the most sought after title on all of Capitol Hill, Lehigh Valley Rep. Charlie Dent may be next in line to assume the gavel of one of the subcommittees responsible for doling out federal funds.
With the announced retirement of two...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Regarding the Swim That Shook The World, we have one Republican congressman, a Rep. Jeff Denham of California, claiming that he and his wife were fully clothed when they plunged into one of the holiest bodies of water in the world during a drinking...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Candidates in three closely contested suburban congressional races used the final Saturday of their campaigns to rally the faithful and make a late pitch to undecided voters.
In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Democrat Bill Foster dug into...
| May 15, 2011
When NASA next attempts to launch space shuttle Endeavour on its final mission Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be at Kennedy Space Center to watch her husband, shuttle commander Mark Kelly, but President Barack Obama and his family won'...