| 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 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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reportedly doing fine after a procedure Wednesday to implant a stent in her right coronary artery. But this health scare is sure to revive the debate about whether the 81-year-old leader of the court’s...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:08 PM
As President Obama announced Saturday that he would nominate U.S. Atty. Loretta Lynch to be the nation’s next attorney general, obstacles had already begun to appear on the path toward her confirmation.
The administration’s rocky...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved Wednesday to take up legislation that would curtail some of the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data.
Reid filed notice that he would hold a procedural vote, probably next week, on a bill...