| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
WASHINGTON — Journalists and bloggers who report news to the public will be protected from being forced to testify about their work under a media shield bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday.
But the new legal protections will not extend to...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel on Thursday approved legislation designed to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal their confidential sources after narrowing the definition of a journalist and establishing which formats —...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of America's annual $1.5 billion aid package if a civilian government isn't quickly...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Moments into a confirmation hearing Tuesday for James B. Comey Jr. as the seventh director of the FBI, Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as a group of former FBI agents, said they have grave...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Joseph O'Farrell searched the crowd of cheering same-sex marriage proponents for his husband.
Before the couple connected, O'Farrell sent Rafael Ramirez a quick text message: "Yay!"
For the Laurel couple, the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:00 PM
WASHINGTON – Tacking a costly plan to secure the border onto the immigration overhaul led to robust Republican support during a key vote Monday, all but assuring passage of the sweeping legislation and its path to citizenship for immigrants later...
| Jun 23, 2013
WASHINGTON — From the evidence so far, there's no good reason to let the National Security Agency continue its massively intrusive practice of logging our private phone calls. Congress should pull the plug.
I'm not ignoring all the officials,...
| Jun 6, 2013
WASHINGTON — Libertarians believe government should have a compelling reason before it restricts an individual’s liberty. Today’s liberals believe almost any reason will do, because liberty is less important than equality, fraternity,...
| Jun 6, 2013
WASHINGTON — Libertarians believe government should have a compelling reason before it restricts an individual's liberty. Today's liberals believe almost any reason will do, because liberty is less important than equality, fraternity, fighting...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:40 AM
SEATTLE (AP) — By Michael Hill's estimation, 90 percent of the people pumping gas at his station just south of the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state are Canadians.
Gas north of the 49th parallel, he said, is about $1.30 per gallon more...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Martin Franks, a top media industry lobbyist and key executive at CBS, is retiring this fall.
In a memo to staff, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said Franks has been the "glue and grease" of the company. Franks will exit CBS at the end of September....