| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again. What was not to like? Plenty. Tea party...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:43 AM
HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution.
| Dec 14, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Hardly a week goes by without a new report of some massive data theft that has put financial information, trade secrets or government records into the hands of computer hackers.
The best defense against these attacks is clear: strong data encryption...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 7:22 PM
California has received congressional funding to begin rolling out an earthquake early-warning system next year, capping nearly a decade of planning, setbacks and technological breakthroughs, officials said Sunday.
Scientists have long planned to make...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:50 PM
U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, has received license to be a pain-in-the-neck to a handful of federal agencies and maybe find new savings of tax dollars, as he will chair a new committee designed to oversee and investigate their operations.
| Nov 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Officials are planning the first major rollout of California's earthquake early warning system next year, providing access to some schools, fire stations and more private companies.
The ambitious plan highlights the progress scientists have made in...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Manufacturers in America continue to face strong headwinds in trying to grow and create jobs. Despite this challenge, many of us are committed to thriving in a competitive global economy and conquering the obstacles we face day in and day out just to...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:16 AM
The current lame duck session of Congress, which ends on Jan. 3 and includes senators and representatives defeated on Nov. 4, began with the same old partisanship that characterized the last few years in Washington, as the Senate rejected the Keystone...
| Nov 16, 2014
To report The Virginia Way, the Daily Press looked at roughly 200 current and former elected officials' financial disclosure forms and campaign finance reports from the past two decades, as well as data from Freedom of Information Act requests with the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:50 AM
In response to recent criticism regarding the lack of state ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; it is first important to understand the history of this amendment.
When Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:19 PM
The U.S. Senate passed a bill sponsored by Sen Mark Warner and Rep Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, to improve how Washington tracks Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts and promote more collaboration in that effort.
The Chesapeake Bay Accountability Act now...