| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- Concern over the increased number of sexual assaults in the military spilled onto the Senate floor Wednesday in an hours-long debate that has divided Congress over the best way to handle the problem.
The Defense Department estimated a 35%...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:30 PM
WASHINGTON — For the third time in as many weeks, Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on one of President Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, spurring Democrats to renew their threat to change long-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Ted Cruz took the Senate floor Tuesday at 2:41 p.m. Eastern time to talk about Obamacare, and he vowed to speak until he could no longer stand.
So I guess the Senate is on “Cruz control” for awhile.
But I know I also speak for most of...
| 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......
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:33 AM
My favorite Halloween-week movie, promoted at a discount by Redbox, was "Daddy, I'm a Zombie," described as a coming-of-age film about an early teen named Dixie who turns into one of those living dead creatures that populate, along with vampires, so...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:20 PM
WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that he will speak on the Senate floor “until I am no longer able to stand” in opposition to the president's healthcare law, making a symbolic stand to support a legislative strategy that is...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:11 PM
A set of off-year elections Tuesday in three states could offer the first clues of a way forward for Republicans still staggering from consecutive presidential defeats and divided by a growing rift between the establishment and tea party wings of the GOP....
| 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...