| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:03 PM
As the furor grew over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement to address a joint session of Congress, more Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they would skip the event.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu without...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, whose absence from public view for months has fueled rumors that he might be dead, reportedly sent a letter to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, assuring his friend that he is just fine, thank you.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:32 AM
Sen. Dick Durbin, just back from Cuba on a trip with other Democratic lawmakers, cautioned Tuesday that fully lifting the embargo against the island nation could be scuttled by a single U.S. senator.
The Illinois Democrat issued a news release Tuesday...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:13 PM
Two leading Republicans, seeking to head off the nation's top telecom regulator, proposed legislation that would set the rules of the road for Internet traffic.
Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton said Friday that they wanted to ensure that broadband...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:15 PM
The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Upon returning home from five years of imprisonment in Cuba, Alan Gross had the following to say:
Chag Sameach. What a blessing to be a citizen of the United States of America. Thank you President Obama for everything you have done today.
I want to...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Progress, at long last
Let's have three cheers for Rex Davis, clerk of the Newport News Circuit Court, and his support for greater transparency in the Virginia judiciary.
Mr. Davis recently decided to provide the Daily Press with access to part of a...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:37 PM
WASHINGTON — "The report is full of crap."
Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture that occurred during his vice presidency.
The line might have been funny, if...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Bye-bye phone snoops
Almost a year and a half after Edward Snowden revealed that the government was collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress may be about to end that program — if it doesn't succumb to specious...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:04 AM
By Patricia Zengerle
WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A bill to end the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency appeared to be in jeopardy on Tuesday after senior Republican senators said the measure would benefit Islamic State...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:40 AM
No single issue has caused greater damage to the trust between the United States and its allies than the sweeping revelations of the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs. This story continues to fuel the perception that we no longer...