| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:45 PM
HARLINGEN, Texas — They come from Central America with slips of paper sewn into their pockets bearing names they are sometimes too young to spell. Parents send them with Bibles, rosaries and small wooden crosses in their backpacks.
The flood of...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Ted Nugent is sorry.
After several days of controversy surrounding his foray on the Texas campaign trail, the rocker/right-wing agitator expressed regret for using the words “subhuman mongrel” to describe President Obama....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Former President George W. Bush will be a guest Sunday on ABC's "This Week."
Martha Raddatz talks to him about the Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, which helps returning veterans. They will be joined by Marine Corps veteran Jacob Wood,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Yesterday, Governor O’Malley delivered his eighth—and thankfully—final state of the state address of his administration. And, as usual, his speech was filled with so much that isn’t so.
Now, I’ve done a few O’Malley...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's top court on Monday approved the wording of a medical marijuana ballot question asking voters to join some 20 other states in legalizing the drug for medicinal use.
The Florida Supreme Court issued a divided, 4-3 opinion...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator running to replace Rick Perry as governor of Texas, owes her political stardom to two things: a pair of pink sneakers and her unstinting support for a woman's right to terminate a late-term pregnancy in a...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Could a patch of West Texas desert be the next Yucca Mountain, the Nevada site once designated to be home to millions of pounds of socked-away highly radioactive waste? Texas lawmakers will consider in coming months whether the state should open its...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Oh dear. The Republican Party's worst nightmare is coming true. Obamacare is working.
The news that nearly 1.2 million people signed up last month for insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges is highly inconvenient for GOP candidates...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:27 PM
DES MOINES -- As the Chris Christie Mystery Tour continues, he may want to swing by Iowa, where a rare welcome mat awaits the beleaguered governor of New Jersey.
Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Assn., has been plying the party fundraising...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — Councilman and mayoral candidate David Alvarez stood and applauded when acting Mayor Todd Gloria, in his state of the city address, proposed raising the minimum wage in San Diego beyond the scheduled statewide increases.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Around the holidays, I usually write a year-end review column. Highlights and lowlights from Maryland or American politics and culture — that sort of thing.
But this year, as we pass from 2013 into 2014, I want to try something a little different....