| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Bay Area officials approved a $76-million package Friday to fund suicide-prevention nets that will extend 20 feet on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, handing a victory to advocates who have long pushed to hem in the 1.7-mile-long span against...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:58 PM
President Obama's surprise request that Congress give him authority to quickly deport thousands of Central American children illegally crossing the border is likely to renew the on-again, off-again immigration reform debate that many Republicans had hoped...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
I see in The Sun that President Barack Obama says, "Don't send children here illegally." Ha!
But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in an interview, seems to say we should provide "opportunities" for these poor kids.
So who is right ("A call for...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:17 PM
The U.S. House Ethics Committee – of which Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is a member – has come under fire for a discreet change regarding how legislators must disclose privately funded trips.
Details of trips paid for by outside...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Canada has a shale oil supply that could have reduced U.S. reliance of oil imports from the Middle East, provided thousands of American jobs and ultimately lowered the price of gasoline for American citizens. But President Barack Obama has held the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Facing the threat of sectarian conflict engulfing the Middle East, President Obama indicated Thursday that he may order direct military action in Iraq, a step he has ruled out since the U.S. ended its long war there.
A number of former administration...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:27 AM
The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:23 PM
In politics, symbolism is key, and the California Democratic Party's new headquarters is no exception.
The building that officially opened on Monday was constructed with union labor and meets exacting environmental standards with solar panels on the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on Iraq, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The meteoric rise of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to House majority leader, the second-highest position behind Speaker John A. Boehner, is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. He was elected to Congress just eight years ago and hasn't even chaired a subcommittee,...