| Dec 1, 2013
Don't look now, but auditions for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are already underway in Washington. And the flavor of the moment is — governors.
First came Chris Christie, the pugnacious governor of New Jersey, who won reelection...
| Jan 5, 2014
Facing a backlash from veterans, lawmakers in both parties — including several in Maryland — are reconsidering a cut to military retiree pensions that they approved last month as part of a rare bipartisan budget agreement.
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:28 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress comes back to session this week with leaders of both parties planning a war of words in 2014 — dueling agendas that promise little substantive legislation but lots of messages aimed at establishing clear contrasts for...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:04 PM
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MythBusters In this new episode,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
At a time when Republicans have Democrats playing defense on Obamacare, jobs and the economy, the GOP is inexplicably ceding political ground to the Democrats on an issue that can only provide more votes for that party and possibly lead to a permanent...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With another major fiscal deadline looming at month's end, House Republicans are preparing to seek only modest concessions from President Obama to raise the nation's debt ceiling and will instead try to press their political advantage...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 4:03 AM
His Holiness has a point. In his latest Exhortation, he declared “trickle-down” to be a cruel joke. Further enriching the rich as the best way to relieve the suffering of the economically strapped relies on the consciences of those at the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:28 AM
There are so many to choose from, but these four take the cake. In no particular order:
1. The Vitter amendment. Concocted by David Vitter (R-La.), this majestically cynical measure is based on the common misconception that members of Congress and their...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:04 AM
WASHINGTON — Budget negotiators who are racing to prevent another government shutdown in the new year are close to a mini-deal that could go to the House for a vote as soon as next week.
The contours of the agreement being crafted by Republican...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Who likes a moocher?
No one. But who is a moocher? Is a child a moocher? Is an elderly person who needs help a moocher? How about a person with a disability or a person who can't find a job in an area of high unemployment? No, all these people need help...