| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2014
"Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:26 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted to confirm two more of President Obama’s stalled nominations in an unusual all-night session forced by Republican objections to the historic change to the chamber's filibuster rules.
In a vote after 1 a.m. EST...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Republican resentment over the Democrats' decision to change Senate rules and eliminate filibusters on nominations has led to a form of trench warfare in the already deliberative body, producing long hours and hard feelings as the...