| Oct 6, 2013
At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three.
The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
With the shutdown dragging along and no discernible progress coming out of Wednesday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders, Republicans bemoaned the Democrats' unwillingness to negotiate. They'll negotiate with the president...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Howard Schultz, the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, has jumped into the shutdown/debt limit mess with an open letter to his fellow business leaders urging them to pressure politicians to end the "current stalemate" in Washington.
| Oct 9, 2013
If you wanted to hear words of sweet conciliation, the White House was the wrong place to go this week.
"We're not going to pay a ransom for America paying its bills," President Obama said Tuesday, sticking to his demand that Congress pass a spending...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:34 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration’s environmental regulations that would limit greenhouse gases coming from power plants and factories.
The justices agreed to rule on...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:01 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration's ability to impose environmental regulations to limit greenhouse gases from stationary sources such as power plants, factories and...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:59 PM
You know a bill is in trouble in Congress when its opponents come up with increasingly infantile reasons for killing it. That's the coming fate of immigration reform in Washington. To hear House Republicans talk, it's worth killing because (a) passing...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:11 PM
A set of off-year elections Tuesday in three states could offer the first clues of a way forward for Republicans still staggering from consecutive presidential defeats and divided by a growing rift between the establishment and tea party wings of the GOP....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan board charged with protecting privacy and civil liberties heard a conflicting account Tuesday of how a national security program that seeks to monitor foreign terrorists ended up collecting the phone records of most...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the world of public school reform these days, the "Common Core" is about as popular as the common cold. The Common Core is the name given to academic standards adopted in 45 states (including Maryland) plus the District of Columbia that raise the bar...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Teresa Hicks' career in the Navy stretches back 24 years, with assignments on land and sea, and deployments around the world as both an enlisted sailor and an officer.
Fresh out of the military, Hicks now is navigating a sea of a different sort: the...