| May 6, 2013
| 4:49 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 69-27 Monday to approve legislation that would allow states to force larger online retailers to collect sales taxes.
But the bill faces an uncertain future in the House as lawmakers, particularly Republicans, wrestle...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hosted Republican senators at the White House Wednesday evening, with dinner conversation including the deficit, gun control and immigration.
A White House official characterized their discussion over steak...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 8:22 AM
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other topics.
Not big breakthroughs emerged from the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON — The outsized role that Latino voters played in securing victories for President Obama and Democratic Senate candidates has energized the effort to rewrite America's immigration laws, but opposition in Congress, particularly among...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 8:09 AM
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama called Friday for an overhaul of the higher education financial aid system, warning that colleges and universities that fail to control spiraling tuition costs could lose federal funds.
| Feb 7, 2012
| 1:55 PM
A pack of rabid middle-of-the-roaders is lurking in the political underbrush, hoping to feast on the carcasses of our suicidally partisan Republican and Democratic national parties.
These "Americans Elect" dudes are attempting to create an Internet-based...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Retail analysts reported a curious trend this Black Friday. On the traditional first shopping day of the Christmas season, the number of visits to malls, big box stores and other retailers increased, according to the analytics firm ShopperTrak, but the...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- As President Obama and Republicans in Congress approach the much-feared fiscal cliff of automatic deep budget cuts by year's end, his re-election victory may be his best trump card to get new revenue and avoid calamitous hemorrhaging to...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:36 PM
ABC's "This Week" has quite the panel discussion lined up this weekend. Get ready for fireworks in the coming together of George Will; Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post; former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Dick Armey, former House majority...