| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:26 PM
WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Everybody knows this president is in political trouble, even the president himself. For he faces a growing crisis of confidence, and it's got his name all over it: Obamacare.
Day after day, Barack Obama's "signature achievement" begins to look like his...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:52 AM
WASHINGTON — In a historic move, Democrats in the Senate on Thursday voted to eliminate the use of the filibuster as a tool to block presidential appointments, upending a decades-old precedent that gave the minority party unique leverage on...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Senate deals setback to gun bill in vote on background checks tells the story of how the filibuster wins again: The final vote was, 54 (yes) to 46 (no), after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) switched his vote to......
| Apr 19, 2013
Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
| Sep 30, 2012
U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes was the newest member of Congress on Sept. 11, 2001, having just won a special election. Since then, the 4th District congressman has spent much of his time in office shaping the United States' ability to respond to the terrorist...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:54 PM
A proposal to implement the Buffett Rule was blocked in the Senate on Monday, but proponents of the millionaire tax vowed to keep the issue alive in the months ahead.
Republicans, as expected, garnered enough support to reject Democrats' attempt to bring...
| Jul 22, 2012
As with other mass shootings, Friday's killings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., trigger a familiar chain of reactions: horror, remorse, rage and a call for new restrictions on guns.
And in the recent past, at least, that call for action has been...