| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:08 PM
As President Obama announced Saturday that he would nominate U.S. Atty. Loretta Lynch to be the nation’s next attorney general, obstacles had already begun to appear on the path toward her confirmation.
The administration’s rocky...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Higher education is failing. In Florida, more than 50 percent of students enrolled in four-year institutions have loan debt, a burden that averages out to more than $22,000 per student. Ten percent of young people in our state are unemployed and...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Fed nominee blocked over role in Abu-Jamal case withdraws from consideration
A civil rights attorney nominated to a Justice Department post has formally withdrawn his name from consideration, months after Pennsylvania's two senators played key roles in...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Five Democratic senators broke from their party Thursday to side with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to derail President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
The procedural move failed in a tie vote, 50-50. Although largely symbolic, it...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:03 AM
After the coffee. Before watching hearings on the AT&T — DirecTV deal.
The Skinny: I hate that because of DVRs and video-on-demand I'm not supposed to talk about the plot twists on last night's episode of "24." I'll just say they fooled me. I...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The CEOs of AT&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Imagine this: two defendants, same age, smoke joints with some friends one July evening in their apartments. Neither has a criminal record. Both get caught; one faces an extra two years in jail.
Why? Because he shared drugs within a certain number of...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:57 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — In a backyard overlooking Hampton Roads Harbor Monday afternoon, Virginia's campaign season unofficially began — at least in Democratic circles.
U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, hosted his 38th annual Labor...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:58 PM
You knew what might be coming when Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma announced in November that he had a recurrence of cancer. He managed for a long time with a triple threat — colon and prostate cancer and a benign brain tumor. He announced Thursday that...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:05 AM
We've never met the man, so we're willing to stipulate that Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.), a physician who recently announced his early retirement from the Senate, is a sweetheart to have at a dinner party.
That's the bottom line on Coburn offered by...