| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Nearly two out of every three people signing up for health care coverage so far on Maryland's troubled insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid — helping the state top its goal for the program's enrollment.
Enrolling more lower-income residents...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
This week marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," and as the joke goes, "Poverty won." Five decades after a blizzard of programs began descending on the American people, the poverty rate remains essentially unchanged.
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Fifty years ago Wednesday, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered what may have been the last genuinely uplifting State of the Union speech we've had.
"This administration, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America," he said. "We...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
It may have been a long time coming, but President Barack Obama's decision to stand up to the obstructionists in Congress that led to the 16-day government shutdown in October has begun to pay off.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan,...
| Dec 18, 2013
More than 25 million people have left their coats and shoes on their bodies, their laptops and 3-ounce liquids packed away and walked through a metal detector rather than a body scanner since the 2011 launch of the Transportation Security Administration's...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Rev. Jim Goodroe was driving down Interstate 85 toward Atlanta one morning when, as sometimes happened in the quiet of a long trip, he sensed God's presence.
Goodroe had been pondering a problem. He was trying to help a colleague find a South...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Hundreds of federal workers who say they were not paid on time during the partial government shutdown are suing for compensation.
The suit, initially filed in October on behalf of five Bureau of Prisons workers, has since attracted interest from about...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:18 PM
More than halfway to its fundraising goal of nearly $1.3 million, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation plans to begin construction next month on a new history research and education center to keep the former citrus town's self-described "juicy past"...
| Nov 3, 2013
When it was enacted in 2010, Obamacare was supposed to be the final culmination of 60 years of effort by Democrats to realize the dream of universal health insurance. It was a complicated scheme, designed in such a way as to bridge the gap among Americans...
| Nov 6, 2013
In the latest example of the profound change in Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality, the Senate is moving toward a vote on a bill that would outlaw job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But whether the Employment...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:35 PM
One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move.
Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial...