| Nov 17, 2012
| 12:48 PM
The way Francisco Dominguez sees it, a law that would allow him to become a U.S. citizen would benefit everyone.
"It would let more people work, which would generate more opportunity," Dominguez, 45, said in Mexican-accented Spanish as he waited on...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Anyone who wondered whether a vote for President Barack Obama meant something should have been reassured by his performance in today's news conference. In the central issue that faces the country right now, whether the resolution to the so-called fiscal...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:38 AM
The sweeping immigration bill outlined by a bipartisan group of eight senators this week represents the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. immigration system in more than a quarter-century. It's also probably Congress' best chance this year to...
| Mar 14, 2013
I hope I'm not too late to the fight.
Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Mr. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Immigration reform advocates are organizing thousands of Marylanders to attend a Capitol Hill rally on Wednesday to bring attention to negotiations in the Senate over immigration.
The rally, conceived by CASA de Maryland's executive director, Gustavo...
| Apr 13, 2014
It is not uncommon for someone to sell a bill of goods when appearing before a Senate or House panel. What's rare for a hearing on Capitol Hill is for an elected official to actually solicit goods.
"Somebody can sell me a product at this hearing,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:17 PM
PEARL, Miss. — Sen. Thad Cochran is a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:50 PM
WASHINGTON The toxic partisanship that's paralyzed most Washington lawmaking for years often spared congressional consideration of intelligence matters.
Not this time. Not when the topic is the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques widely...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are demanding that Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) end his “partisan” investigation of the September 2012 Benghazi attacks, which cost the lives of four Americans,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:25 PM
WASHINGTON - A top Republican senator sparked reactions from both sides of the aisle after drawing a link between the crisis in Ukraine and President Obama's response to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and said it was preparing a fresh round of sanctions in response to the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. "More is coming,"...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON Unable to slow Russia's moves in Ukraine, President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to convene an extraordinary summit of top economic powers in Europe, as aides signaled more sanctions against elite Russians.
Just days before he departs for a...