| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Is there a way to actually unite economic populists on the liberal left and libertarian right? Maybe not. But one promising possibility is the prioritization of American small businesses over powerful, multinational corporate dominance.
The events of...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Most people have never heard of it. Fewer still understand how it operates. But it is the focal point of a (mostly) intramural Republican fight playing out in the halls of Congress. Its ultimate resolution will have dramatic impact on a number of high...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:38 AM
The Republican leadership shuffle playing out in the House of Representatives may have created an opening for Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole GOP lawmaker.
Sources close to the second-term congressman from Cockeysville say he is working toward a run...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican in Congress, said Friday he is seeking the chairmanship of an influential conservative caucus of lawmakers in the House of Representatives.
The Cockeysville lawmaker wants to lead the Republican Study...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:27 AM
The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The state's relatively new top-two primary election system has helped more than a dozen June write-in candidates earn places on the Nov. 4 ballot -- and without paying filing fees.
Under the top-two system, all the candidates for a given California...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:01 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican House committee chairman scolded Boeing Co and a large U.S. trade group on Monday for lobbying to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, saying their efforts amounted to petitioning for "special privilege."...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:25 PM
No one from Anne Arundel County has won a seat in Congress since Tom McMillen. Well, no one except Diane Black.
Turns out, if you want to get elected to Congress the secret is to move to Tennessee.
Black is a Republican from Hendersonville, Tenn., who...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The dust is settling a bit from former GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat in the June 10 Virginia primary, but the former proud political party that has been usurped by Republican-in-name-only tea partiers remains deeply troubled and in...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, June 30:
Given the multitude of problems facing the United States, it's appalling to see prominent members of Congress focusing on the U.S. Export-Import Bank as a target of opportunity....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 2:41 PM
WILLIAMSBURG The unseating of Rep. Eric Cantor in the Republican primary in Virginia's Seventh District, where only 65,000 people voted from a roster of 760,000, sent shock waves around the nation.
It was the first time that a House leader has lost his...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:48 AM
The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...