| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When Linda and Ron Spence got a desperate phone call from someone who identified himself as their grandson, Michael, they didn't think twice. He was in trouble. Of course they would help him.
Michael told the Spences he'd been gambling online. He owed...
| 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...
| 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 7, 2014
| 6:34 AM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is leading a group of women who on Tuesday called for tougher international sanctions against an organization that kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria last month.
The Maryland Democrat along with Republican Sen. Susan...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week, the White House issued a new and alarming edition of its national report on climate change. How did leading Republicans respond?
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the GOP's leader in the Senate, scoffed at President Obama for "talking about the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration announced Thursday it will continue to provide benefit verification letters at field offices, reversing an earlier plan to cut that service that had led to criticism from members of the public and some...
| Jul 20, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:57 PM
The Social Security Administration applies inconsistent criteria when deciding whether to close its field offices, and it rarely involves local officials or the public in the process, a Senate committee says in a bipartisan report to be released...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Monica Wehby, the Republican U.S. Senate nominee running in deeply blue Oregon, on Tuesday did something that's a rarity for a GOP candidate: She highlighted her support of same-sex marriage.
In a TV ad released by her campaign, Wehby receives the...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A group of 16 senators wrote to the NFL Thursday, asking the league to create a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence after a video was released of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife.
"We were shocked and disgusted by the...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:05 AM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is beginning his third term in the U.S. Senate. Washington, D.C., is a far different place than it was when he was a freshman member of the U.S. House back in 1979.
Speaking Friday to the Realtor Association of Greater...