| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:36 PM
It was high drama on Capitol Hill –- and I don’t mean about the debt-ceiling debate, for which "low" is a more apt adjective. I mean the startling appearance in the House of Representatives of one of its honorable members,......
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Former Vice President Dick Cheney tells it his way in the memoir "In My Time" to be released next week....
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:22 PM
I’m a term limits guy. I know the arguments against them: “We have term limits – they’re called elections!” “All that turnover would deprive us of legislative experience.” “With term limits and constant...
| Jul 20, 2010
| 5:13 PM
At the Unemployment Claims Office in Grand Rapids, the talk centered around Congress's battle and the unemployment extension. Many showed up at the center to see if their benefits would be back in place.
The bill to extend unemployment benefits to 2.5...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 3:44 AM
As he schmoozed — few, if any, do it better — at the Virginia High School Coaches' Association clinics this summer in Hampton, I asked Virginia Tech recruiting coordinator Jim Cavanaugh how much longer he thought Frank Beamer would coach the...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:01 AM
Huzzah! After a last-minute vote in the wee hours of Monday morning, one that followed the last-minute appeal of Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that God smite some Democratic senator, so they wouldn’t have the 60 votes they needed, the Senate voted to...
| May 3, 2012
| 11:35 AM
What's that you say? You don't hear much about President Barack Obama's flip-flopping?
How about: 1) the Obama reversal regarding child farm-labor regulations; 2) the president's (to quote The New York Times) "revers[ing] his two-year-old order halting...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:30 PM
Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century.
Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
| Jan 25, 2012
— Ted Kennedy had a brain tumor. Joe Biden had two brain aneurysms. Tim Johnson had a rare brain anomaly that led to strokelike symptoms. Lyndon Baines Johnson had a heart attack.
The lawmakers, all stricken while in public office, were afforded...
| Jun 29, 2010
Robert Carlyle Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who was often called the conscience of the Senate for his devotion to the system of constitutional checks and balances and the prerogatives of power, died early Monday. He was 92.
Byrd, who served longer...
| Apr 25, 2008
ON Sept. 13, 2001, after watching footage of President Bush brandishing his bullhorn atop the rubble of the World Trade Center, Tomas Young, a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., enlisted in the Army. He thought he'd be sent to Afghanistan to smoke the...