| May 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
May has been a rough month for President Barack Obama: more Benghazi developments, plus the breaking IRS and journo-bugging scandals.
Taken separately, none of these episodes is fatal. They do not reach Watergate levels. Given that previously classified...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:37 AM
The Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground has placed an engineer on administrative leave after a civil rights organization accused him of having ties to white supremacy groups.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels formally notified the university community Tuesday of the school’s intention to consider a conference affiliation for men’s lacrosse.
Daniels sent an email saying the shifting landscape of the...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The revelation that the federal government has spied on millions of supposedly private phone and Internet communications makes President Barack Obama's headache over the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions seem like a passing...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:10 PM
This segment of Chuck Todd's "The Daily Rundown" Monday got more media bounce than usual for the show thanks to MSNBC commentator Michael Steele sounding very serious about running for governor in Maryland.
But to me, it was first and foremost the...
| Jun 6, 2013
In response to the acknowledged abuses of his own Justice Department, President Barack Obama has urged Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, to reintroduce legislation for a "journalist shield law." And in typical Washington fashion, the proposed...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The Obama White House has been trying to de-legitimize Fox News almost from the day it took office. Remember the media blitz of 2009 launched by then White House Communications Director Anita Dunn?
I stood with Fox on that one on principle and came away...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The IRS is constitutionally protected in the execution of its duties to collect income taxes. Reporters are constitutionally protected when they report fairly and honestly. The First Amendment gives the right to print the truth, not to print biased...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:26 AM
At HeadsUp Fred Vultee writes, more in sorrow than in anger, that the Detroit Free Press not only allowed an "It's official" lead to run but repeated it in the headline. Somewhere in Michigan an editor knows no shame.
No doubt the reporter and editor...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:39 PM
It's past midnight at the end of a 14-hour workday, and a sane person would go to bed.
But I feel compelled to drive a last nail into the coffin of one of the sorriest newsmagazines in the history of broadcast journalism, NBC's "Rock Center."
| May 14, 2013
| 9:50 AM
In Washington, as in any seat of power, most acts of folly begin with hubris. Government leaders, elected or appointed, usually don't intend to do the wrong thing, to overstep or cause harm, but they become so convinced, so certain of their purpose,...