| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The Senate provided the country with a rare and modest glimpse of bipartisanship in its 68-32 passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill laboriously accomplished by the Gang of Eight — four Democrats and four Republicans. But overcoming...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:30 AM
House Speaker John Boehner insists all that's needed to reopen the U.S. government and raise the debt ceiling (to prevent default and disaster) is for the majority party to sit down and negotiate with him. Let's be clear: negotiation is a necessary...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Unconditional surrender. That's what House Speaker John Boehner has called it if Republicans go along with President Barack Obama's position that the government shutdown must be halted and the debt limit raised before negotiations over their grievances...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:57 PM
House Speaker Boehner, so the thinking goes, is held hostage by the tea party members of his caucus. They, plus the more moderate House Republicans who fear tea-party primary challenges, form an effective majority of the Republican Caucus (the "majority...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The glee with which Republicans greeted the delay in the employer coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act is heartless. Although it is politically motivated, such reveling will prove to be a political obstacle to Republican election chances in 2014....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley spent the past two days stumping and raising cash for Democrats in Florida and Ohio as the term-limited governor launched into a busy fall travel schedule that will bring him to states crucial for building a potential bid for...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The United States is currently in the midst of a leverage crisis, only it is a crisis that stems from political institutions rather than economic ones. The political leverage crisis concerns Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court, and it is...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As a veteran, I wonder why President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid aren't putting an end to this nonsense in Washington.
As a lame duck president, Mr. Obama's power will only decrease as time goes by. And...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation welcomed a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said Saturday they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:10 PM
More than 1,400 people dead, 400 of them children, from rocket attacks spreading a chemical agent, most likely sarin, on civilians living outside Damascus. Those gruesome deaths ought to be the focus of U.S. and world attention — people suffering,...