| Nov 14, 2012
"Second terms are hard work," a veteran of the Bill Clinton White House told me Tuesday. "It's a good idea to get some fresh blood in there."
But so far, President Obama seems more inclined to simply shuffle the chairs as he reshapes his Cabinet for...
| Oct 21, 2012
Outside the old red-brick City Hall in Manassas, Va., Dorothy Cummings was beaming. She had finally persuaded her son Charles to register to vote — and now she was marching him into the registrar's office to make sure he got it done.
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:54 AM
A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology.
If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
| Nov 25, 2012
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy."
"Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:21 PM
The remains of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans landed on U.S. soil Friday afternoon in flag-draped caskets.
The four men were killed in an attack this week on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Teams of seven Marines...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 9:36 AM
KABUL (Reuters) - Four U.S. troops fighting with the NATO-led alliance were killed in another suspected "insider" attack in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths this weekend caused by Afghans turning on their allies to six....
| Sep 17, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Its candidate having blundered into unfamiliar foreign-policy territory by accusing President Barack Obama of apologizing in the current Mideast crisis, the Romney campaign has now bizarrely compounded the political misstep by throwing more fuel on the...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:30 PM
The Pentagon’s working on a project that looks like something from the transformers family. Not quite as cool as a transformer, a robotic pack mule made by Boston Dynamics has techies all kinds of excited.
The robo solider weighs 800 pounds but...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Elliott Franklin Sears, a World War II veteran who later worked as an assistant chief engineer for the Navy Department in Washington, died Sept. 5 of heart failure at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Southern Maryland. The longtime Woodmoor resident...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The best news to come out of Capitol Hill last week was largely buried in the back pages. It was the statements made by senior Republicans that if President Barack Obama wins reelection in November, they will retreat in their position on raising taxes...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:03 PM
A Whole Foods Market grocery opened its doors Wednesday morning at Fashion Island, drawing hundreds of customers who lined up for a chance to be among the first to explore the 32,000-square-foot shop.
"I'm just really excited about having [it] close by,"...