| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Wednesday that Republicans were "not necessarily coldhearted" in their policies but then devoted much of his speech at the University of Michigan to lampooning GOP opposition to his views on economic issues,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 Thursday to ask President Obama to declassify key portions of a controversial report that its backers say disproves CIA claims that brutal interrogations of Al Qaeda captives helped thwart...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:11 PM
This week the Senate is expected to take up President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage, and it has precisely zero chance of becoming law. That's unfortunate, not only because raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do but because there is...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:12 AM
It's encouraging to see critics actually trying to fix what they see as flaws in the Affordable Care Act-- and disappointing when they do it so ineptly that they make the problem they're addressing much worse.
That's what's happened with the proposed...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- A gay rights bill appears set to overcome a key Senate hurdle Monday, after a fifth Republican expressed support for the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sen. Dean Heller...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:59 PM
WASHINGTON — Two weeks into a budget impasse that has left Americans dismayed by Washington brinkmanship, an outline of a deal emerged Monday as Senate leaders worked to prevent a potentially catastrophic debt default and end the damage inflicted by...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:36 AM
With the slip of a finger on the keyboard, The New York Times may have inadvertently handed any future Charlie Dent opponent a gift.
In an online story Tuesday afternoon about the budget standoff, the newspaper referred to the Lehigh Valley Republican...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — After decades of pushing the boundaries of electronic espionage, the National Security Agency finds itself exposed as never before, and the anything-goes ethos of secret surveillance may never be the same.
New limits on America's...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:11 PM
WASHINGTON – Senate leaders abruptly put talks over a bipartisan budget plan on hold Tuesday to give embattled Speaker John A. Boehner an opportunity to put together a proposal that could pass the Republican-led House.
Top Republicans portrayed...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- As some in Congress have groped for a way to avert economic Armaggedon, House Republicans have continued to chase their mirage -- the repeal or defunding of "Obamacare" -- at the expense of the nation's much more serious problems.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Whew! That was close. We almost went over the cliff, but were spared at the 11th hour by a half-hearted deal that re-opens the government -- but only till January 15; raises the debt ceiling -- but only till February 7; and creates a bicameral, bipartisan...