| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
If you don't think TV is in the midst of revolutionary change, go to Amazon.com this weekend and instead of buying a book or baby food, take a look at the online giant's original production of "Alpha House."
It's a political satire written and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:48 PM
One reason Washington makes so much bad history is that so many people here know so little history. This helps explain why “comprehensive” immigration reform is foundering: Too few of today’s legislators know what happened 163 years ago....
| Nov 14, 2013
I'm setting up my computer and other electronic devices to filter the news of the day down to the only four subjects that interest me:
•Sports and sports-related arguments.
•Warnings of an impending zombie apocalypse.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, in his first speech from the Senate floor since suffering a major stroke in January 2012, urged his colleagues Monday to support a measure to ban workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:08 PM
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans blocked another of President Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the latest chapter in a long-running battle between the parties over seats on the influential court....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The bullet, of course, is the disastrous rollout of the government's sign-up website for federal health insurance exchanges, which has prevented countless Americans from signing up for health coverage. The dodge was graciously provided by the House...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:52 PM
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a campaign finance case that could be even bigger than the last one, the infamous Citizens United case of 2010. The new case, McCutcheon vs. FEC, challenges the aggregate spending...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:22 PM
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent called me last week to assure me that he and House Speaker John Boehner would not support letting the U.S. default on its debt. He was responding in part to a blog post in which I......
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON — In what may be Act 2 in the decline and fall of campaign funding laws, the Supreme Court appears poised to lift the lid on the total amount the wealthy can give directly to all candidates and political parties.
Increasingly, the money...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate will recess until Tuesday in response to the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Moments after the Senate returned to work on Monday, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that two scheduled votes on nominations...