| May 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader.
Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:04 AM
Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is Virginia's biggest industrial employer and a core component of the local economy.
On the tip of the Peninsula, the company began operations in 1886, founded by railroad magnate Collis P....
| May 9, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Dick Parsons, the former Time Warner chairman, has been tapped to be the new chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Parsons will try to bring stability and leadership to an organization reeling from the lifetime ban of its owner, Donald Sterling,...
| Aug 1, 2014
It's a cliché. The college professor asks for a show of hands. How many of you know about the Vietnam war? Nobody. Watergate? A sprinkling. (Maybe they saw the movie with Robert Redford on Netflix.) The kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst and that whole...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I watched Watergate unfold as if it were a spectator sport. Not just the Irvin committee hearings, at which John W. Dean intoned that "there was a cancer growing on the presidency," but also the House Judiciary Committee hearings, the press conferences,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:54 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner HenryKissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said.
Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Once again, my neighbor Babble was puzzled.
"What's this I hear," he asked me, "about some Republicans wanting to sue the president, or impeach the president, or put the president in time-out, or something like that?"
That's what they're saying,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Ten Years Ago
Foothill Summer Theatre, long a mainstay summer musical theater program here, staged six performances of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" in the auditorium at La Cañada High School during late July 2004. The cast showcased the talents of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Eileen Ford, the co-founder of Ford Models, died Wednesday, a spokesperson for the company confirmed Thursday. She was 92.
Ford, who co-founded the agency with her husband, Gerald Ford, is widely credited with pioneering the modern modeling agency....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: President Obama and the First Lady can't hardly cross the damn street without an avalanche of rumors they're on the mad hunt for a post-White House residence. In 2012 there was a ton of tittering -- mostly in conservative media...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Howard H. Baker Jr., the Republican senator from Tennessee who framed the question that cut to the heart of the official inquiry into the Watergate scandal, died Thursday, four days after a stroke. He was 88.
His death at his home in Huntsville, Tenn.,...