| 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.
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:13 PM
Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:45 PM
For 10 weeks this summer in a downtown Washington courtroom, the trial of four former Blackwater security guards unfolded as a morality play about American accountability to Iraqi civilians in the aftermath of the United States’ long military...
| 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.
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The Obama administration and Senate negotiators appear close to an agreement to strengthen legislation that would curtail the bulk collection of data on Americans.
In May, the House passed a watered-down version of a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Everyone makes mistakes. The most fortunate of us learn valuable lessons, often ones that are uplifting. For the less fortunate, the consequences of an ill-considered act can be much more burdensome.
Non-violent inmates in Virginia's correctional system,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday.
The delay, which...
| 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...
| 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...