| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Two U.S. senators on Thursday announced a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving healthcare for veterans in response to reports of Veterans Affairs employees falsifying records to conceal long waits for medical appointments.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Eighteen veterans died while waiting for appointments at the Phoenix VA medical center, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs said Thursday, as senators reached a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving veterans' healthcare in response to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The horrific traffic crash last Saturday at 1 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition at a hospital near Trenton calls attention to the danger of tired truck drivers. Investigators...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — who has gained a national reputation for welcoming Hispanic families to Baltimore — joined a growing chorus of Maryland officials Tuesday raising concerns over a proposal to turn a vacant office building in the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:34 AM
A state Senate panel approved legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling from writing off fines levied by the NBA as a business expense on his state income tax returns.
The Senate Governance and Finance...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:10 PM
Nearly 200 proposals were shelved in the Legislature on Friday, including controversial measures that would have provided healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, imposed a tax on oil drilled from the ground and created a voluntary...
| Jun 12, 2013
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
| May 30, 2013
President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Pat Toomey’s effort to permanently ban congressional earmarks fell short in the Senate Thursday, but the Pennsylvania senator was heartened that appropriators separately agreed to extend a temporary moratoriam through 2013.
Toomey offered his...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Animals dying in gas chambers doesn't conjure up a pleasant image, but it happens at shelters every day.
When the inevitable time comes, most owned pets are euthanized by injection. The word euthanasia comes from the Greeks, literally meaning a "good...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:43 AM
Within the poultry industry, company dealings with the farmers they contract with have been one-sided for at least the past 20 years. It's been a long, hard battle for contract farmers to try to gain any fairness in that relationship; I can't count the...