| May 8, 2013
| 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee vote on Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez was postponed hours before it was set to take place Wednesday, highlighting what appears to be a growing partisan fight over the confirmation of the former Maryland official. ...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet Thursday with the family of a Russian lawyer whose death sparked an international outcry over human rights in that country, renewing focus on a controversy that has complicated U.S.-Russian relations at a sensitive...
| Apr 23, 2013
Sequestration is starting to frustrate air travelers.
About 400 flights were delayed Sunday because of air traffic controller furloughs, the Federal Aviation Administration said, and a few more interruptions were reported Monday, though the nation's air...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In the rest of the country, it may be just another movie, but in Washington, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has become a political Rorschach test.
It seems as if every pundit in the capital...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Following the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that the deaths of four American diplomats there were the result of a planned terrorist attack ("Investigation of Libya attack...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Last week, a federal district judge in New York ruled that girls younger than 17 should be allowed to purchase the Plan B contraceptive pill over the counter. Unlike the Obama administration, Judge Edward Korman got this one right. The 2011 decision by...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 6:50 AM
I won't retrace the whole issue here, but CBS News is long overdue for some praise at this blog for investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson excellent work on the Department of Justice's "Operation Fast and Furious."
The blowback from the White House...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Should we bomb Iran for plotting to blow up a Washington, D.C., restaurant in order to assassinate the Saudi ambassador?
Should Iran be worried that we might?
And yet, within hours of the Justice Department charging...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Amid cheers and camera flashes from a crush of onlookers, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Thursday his bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland — legislation that raises his national profile and, advocates say, gives momentum to those...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:46 PM
Advocates trying to uphold Maryland's same-sex marriage law hope President Barack Obama's new stance will boost their efforts by firing up supporters and nudging black voters who traditionally have been resistant to the idea.
Opponents played down the...
| May 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Former NPR and current Fox News political analyst Juan Williamsmade an excellent point recently on "The O'Reilly Factor." Mr. Williams said the major reason President Barack Obama had not endorsed same-sex marriage is because of the strong opposition...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 2:06 PM
The race for the Republican presidential nomination turned nasty this week, as Mitt Romney's former hairstylist, Francois Lockes, accused the GOP front-runner of using hair color to grey his temples. "Monsieur Romney est inauthentique," Mr. Lockes, a...