| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs — from answering phones to determining eligibility for claims — will be delayed if Congress fails to stop steep federal budget cuts from taking...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Is this really the best anyone in Washington can do to avert sequestration?
President Barack Obama's call for delaying the automatic spending cuts past the March 1 deadline would seem reasonable enough, except he hasn't really offered up a specific plan...
| Feb 8, 2013
In the Republican Party's developing effort to put on a new face after November's presidential defeat, the latest gesture is trotting out freshman Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to deliver the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union...
| Apr 11, 2013
President Barack Obama didn't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and the AARP have been howling all week about something they expected to be in it.
What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?...
| Apr 12, 2013
They started out with a lot in common -- Joe Manchin and Patrick Toomey. Sure, one's a Democrat and one's a Republican, but they're both conservatives, both longtime gun owners and both sport an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Karl Marx is credited with saying that religion is "the opium of the people." But here in the nation's capital, baseball is the drug of choice that rescues political junkies from the unpleasant realities around them.
Currently providing relief from...
| Dec 7, 2012
As President Barack Obama nears the end of his first term, has he finally found an inner LBJ to channel?
His recent words and actions suggest he has turned a corner from his earlier wishful thinking about playing nice with obstruction-minded Republicans...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 7:58 AM
The economy added 200,000 jobs in December, and unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent. Going forward, unemployment is not likely to fall much further and may rise again.
Fourth quarter growth was exceptionally strong as the global economy recovered...
| Dec 21, 2011
When famous folks majorly goof, apologies often follow. Unless you're Donald Trump. Here's our top five favorite mea culpas of the year.
5. "Also, I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again,...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Unless House Republicans come to their senses, it now seems likely that about 160 million Americans are about to get a tax increase that amounts to $1,000 for the average household and could knock down U.S. projected economic growth next year (already...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:37 AM
(Dec. 21) Maryland Democrats continued to ramp up pressure on House GOP leaders Wednesday over a stalled effort to extend a payroll tax cut that benefits as many as 2.6 million wage earners in the state.
With days left before the 2 percentage point...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:37 PM
A spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett sent an e-mail to House leadership aides arguing that the GOP is "not playing this right," in regard to the protracted debate over extending the payroll tax cut.
The spokeswoman, Lisa Wright, was...