| Aug 10, 2014
Congressional Democrats are lining up behind a constitutional amendment to allow restrictions on campaign contributions and spending, and Republicans, to their everlasting credit, are opposed. They agree with the Supreme Court that limits like these are...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Primary season for this year's midterm election is now nearly closed, and the results have produced an outcome not seen in years: Incumbent Republican senators have brushed back all their conservative challengers in a series of victories for the party's...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:41 PM
There were signs almost from the start that the great unknown about the Affordable Care Act was how effectively individual states would implement the law. The question got more complicated after the Supreme Court turned one of the key provisions, the...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Former Rep. David Dreier took to The Times' Op-Ed page on Monday to assure readers that it's not as bad as it seems in Congress.
The nearly unanimous response from the nearly two dozen readers who sent us letters: Are you serious?
To say that...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa, Kan., fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup.
It's already been a long day. That morning, the 78-year-old Republican braved the heat of the Lenexa July Fourth parade; after lunch, he...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:41 AM
It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee.
Members were considering House Speaker John...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- It's beginning to seem like the longest running off-Broadway show, the Republican effort to end the Obama presidency prematurely. The latest act was staged the other day before the House Rules Committee.
It was considering House Speaker...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:15 AM
While I am pleased that gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan submitted a letter to the Baltimore Sun affirming his support for access to birth control, it did not go far enough to answer how he feels about a woman's right to choose ("Hogan: Hobby Lobby...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation's war on drugs.
Lately, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration has found itself under attack in...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Some Republicans in Congress, having wasted the 2012 election trying to get rid of President Obama with Obamacare as their bludgeon, are now talking about crippling him in the 2014 midterm cycle by crying impeachment.
With Senate Minority Leader Mitch...