| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:38 PM
In case you missed it, here's what former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had to say last week when asked about people who come to America illegally to make better lives:
"Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love. It's an act of...
| Apr 11, 2014
Re "The GOP's 2016 handicap," Opinion, April 9 and "Jeb Bush calls immigration an 'act of love,'" April 8
Illegal immigration is an "act of love," says Jeb Bush. My foot it is.
Bush should tell that to those who obeyed the law to come to the United...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The White House's surprise decision Wednesday to delay a review of deportations once again revived the immigration debate, shifting focus away from President Obama — who has increasingly come under fire from immigrant advocates as the "deporter in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When Republicans in Congress complained about his relentless attacks on their record, reporters dubbed President Truman "Give 'em Hell Harry." To which Truman fired back: "I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell!"...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:26 AM
UPDATED: The guest list for the Sunday morning programs:
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks to "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.; and Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:47 PM
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| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:17 PM
One question that Washington appears unable to easily answer is whether President Obama's intention to use executive action to change immigration law would help or hurt his party in the midterm election.
At the moment, the conventional wisdom is of...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Bruce Morrison, who once represented a New Haven-based district in Congress, has jumped smack into the center of a massive lobbying effort aimed at persuading President Obama to make wide changes in immigration...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:01 PM
For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It's not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast...