| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate-turned-Massachusetts Senate candidate, is fighting back after a new ad from an independent group founded by Karl Rove accuses her of being too close to big business.
Warren has emerged as an early target of Rove'...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Commuter advocates and Maryland lawmakers say they will fight to renew an expiring tax credit that benefits mass-transit users, including MARC riders.
Current federal law allows commuters to withhold up to $230 in pre-tax income each month that can be...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:09 AM
The American defense community stands at a crossroads. The need to trim the defense budget, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently put it, is a "matter of simple arithmetic and political reality." Meanwhile, this year's defense authorization bill,...
| Feb 28, 2011
If an impasse at the Federal Election Commission remains, corporations, unions and wealthy individuals will be able to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign advertisements for next year's presidential and congressional elections while keeping...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 11:28 AM
Occupy Wall Street is not likely to have the kind of effect on Democratic politics that the "tea party" movement has had in the GOP, a leading Democratic strategist said Thursday.
Still, you can expect to hear Democrats focusing on some of the issues...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:03 AM
In a profession like politics and in a town like the nation's capital, the phenomenon of a U.S. senator voluntarily surrendering his seat for a think-tank job would have been unthinkable some years ago.
The decision of Republican Jim DeMint of South...
| Dec 12, 2012
Shortly after the 1988 presidential election, pollsters asked Democrats whom they favored to be their party's nominee in 1992. The strongest candidates were Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York. The governor of...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Whether Susan Rice jumped or was pushed from consideration to succeed retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her removal from the equation clears one bone of partisan contention from President Barack Obama's plate as he heads into his second term....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Ben Affleck appeared in Washington yesterday to meet with Hillary Clinton and John Kerry about violence in the Congo. Affleck is founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, which seeks to curb the massive number of killings in that country (5 million in 14...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Furor surged in Maryland and across the country Monday over a Missouri congressman's comment that he opposes abortion in most cases of rape because women rarely become pregnant during a "legitimate rape."
Though Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican who is...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the self-styled dean of the Democratic women in Congress, urged support of female candidates in an address to her party's national convention Wednesday that came as both presidential campaigns sought to court women voters.