| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- Social media users browsing their Twitter feeds Tuesday hoping to see a new space photo from NASA or learn American history facts from the U.S. Capitol account were instead met with blunt messages and apologies.
"Sorry, but we won't be...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:31 PM
As expected, the state filed suit in federal court against the Department of Labor for blocking federal grants to state mass-transit agencies after unions objected to a new state law intended to slow the rising costs of public-employee pensions.
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Los Angeles County, Lancaster and Palmdale should pay $12.5 million to residents who the federal government says were victims of harassment and intimidation in the Antelope Valley, the U.S. Justice Department said.
The demand coincides with last week'...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A key Republican senator has dropped his objection to Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially clearing her path as Republicans seek to head off Democratic efforts to change Senate...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid says he's thoroughly fed up with Republicans' abuse of the filibuster rule to block President Obama's executive branch appointees. This week he may finally get a chance to do something about it.
In saying that he may...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department.
After days of escalating rhetoric,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON — Thomas E. Perez was confirmed as secretary of Labor on Thursday, ending a long battle over his nomination in a key test of this week’s deal to end a showdown over Senate rules.
Perez, currently the nation’s top civil...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 1:13 PM
As more than a hundred people gathered in the shade by the federal courthouse to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, the Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant traced a line between the shooting in Florida and the violence that has claimed the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:40 PM
WASHINGTON – An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve as an impartial member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Nancy Jean Schiffer and another attorney are...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:17 PM
An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve impartially on the federal panel that hears disputes between workers and management.
"I understand that this position is different,"...