| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:14 PM
We had a little public do-si-do this week over whether California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris or Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, would run to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer, who announced last week that she would not run for reelection next year....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Did torture make America safer? The conclusion of a Senate committee that investigated CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects is that it did not — that intelligence gained under duress stopped no imminent plots. But that is hotly disputed by...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Congress gave final approval to a $1.1-trillion spending bill to keep the government from shutting down, but not without a last-minute hitch when Republican Sen. Ted Cruz forced a rare Saturday session, defying party leaders’ efforts for smooth...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:18 PM
For all the criticism Congress earns, Washington rarely passes legislation that clearly will kill and injure innocent Americans. But that's exactly what the lame duck Congress just did.
No, our senators and representatives in Washington didn't approve...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:00 PM
For all the criticism Congress earns, members rarely pass legislation that clearly will kill and injure innocent Americans. But that's exactly what the lame duck Congress just did.
No, lawmakers didn't order secret assassinations within U.S. borders....
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:00 PM
It should be a mystery to us all why Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, found it necessary to push for a rescission of the 2013 rule requiring truckers to take a two-night rest between each full work week.
Note that the work week defined by the regulation was...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Sixteen female senators have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell requesting that the NFL adopt a zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence.
Goodell recently instituted a policy with a six-game suspension for first-time domestic...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group.
The Senate voted 78-22, in a...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Republicans in Congress are unified in their desire to fight President Obama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more.
They just can't agree on how to do it.
Should they shut down...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine put a quick end to speculation that he might join the new Republican majority, saying it was in his state's interests for him to continue to caucus with Democrats.
"I think it's in Maine's interests to have a senator...