| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:08 PM
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill to extend unemployment insurance for more than 2 million jobless Americans is poised to clear the Senate next week, but House Speaker John A. Boehner is raising new concerns that it could be costly for states to...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:49 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:55 AM
WASHINGTON — With sought-after women voters at stake, Senate Republicans blocked election-year legislation Wednesday aimed at ensuring that female workers receive equal pay for doing the same work as men.
A high-profile campaign for the Paycheck...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sadly, the American public does not have a thunderbolt to throw at Congress to get its members to quit acting like petulant children and focus on doing the work of the nation.
In their latest tantrum, House Republicans passed a measure to sue President...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Harry Reid, angered by a new round of anti-Obamacare ads he called "lies," condemned the Koch brothers as "un-American" on the Senate floor Wednesday.
Reid's remarks attacking the billionaire Republican contributors...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:09 PM
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden urged fellow Democrats to stop obsessing about the role that well-funded outside groups are expected to play in the midterm election, saying it will be enough for their party to lay out an affirmative case on the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that President Obama should take a more active role in helping the Iraqi government overcome an Al Qaeda-aligned insurgency in the embattled city of Fallouja, but stopped short of calling...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:53 AM
It would take the pen of Jonathan Swift* to fully describe Congress' willingness to beat up on the least fortunate members of society to protect the richest. The latest example is a plan to pay for a one-year extension of unemployment insurance by cutting...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON -- The White House launched a harsh attack on supporters of a Senate bill to impose fresh sanctions on Iran, suggesting that they have a hidden goal of drawing the country into another Mideast war.
If supporters “want the United...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:24 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown finally is showing us the money he hopes to parlay into paying for his bullet train. Basically, it's the cash from selling licenses to pollute.
It's not called pollution licensing, of course. Officially, it's a cap-...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
WASHINGTON -- As senators narrowed their differences on a proposal to break a stalemate over unemployment insurance, congressional leaders reached agreement late Monday on a $1-trillion spending package to avoid a government shutdown this week.