| Jun 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
By Megan Crepeau So, yes, Slate's thing is to be counterintuitive for counterintuitive's sake ("You think puppies are adorable? Here's why you're wrong."), but sometimes? Sometimes it pays off. Like with Dave Weigel's spot-on explanation that Orrin Hatch'...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 10:05 AM
One of the key litmus tests that has emerged in the past couple of years among Republicans is how passionately they can denounce President Obama's health reform law.
The central problem, conservatives claim, is the law's individual mandate that...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 6:35 AM
President Barack Obama has determined that a federal law that barred gay marriages was unconstitutional and told government lawyers to stop defending it, the Justice Department said on Wednesday, a major reversal that quickly angered conservatives.
| Mar 23, 2011
| 3:41 AM
Today marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Healthcare Reform Bill into law. In the past year, the bill has drawn criticism and praise from Washington to Harrisburg and everywhere in between.
Healthcare reform has become a major...
| May 6, 2011
Jim Mora "we're talking playoffs"
Yes unfortunately we are talking playoffs....again!!!!! The NCAA is setting up it's prevent defense now that the feds are asking about the lack of a playoff system in college football.
Critics....Utah Senator Orrin...
| May 10, 2012
| 3:23 PM
2012 Grammies on the Hill
DC HS coverage of Grammies on the Hill with 5 time grammy winner Jimmy Jam, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), grammy nominated artist Paul Wall, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), and NBC's Luke Russert.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:16 PM
Two congressional veterans survived career-threatening primary challenges Tuesday night as voters weighed in on races that could help define the next Congress.
In Utah, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch handily fended off a Tea Party opponent, while in New...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Robert Maars used to cut metal for bolt-action rifles at the Marlin factory in North Haven. He was laid off last year and has remained unemployed since because nobody these days is looking to hire a metal cutter for firearms manufacturing.
| May 11, 2011
| 1:53 PM
A bill voted out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday would allow states to transfer federal unemployment insurance funds away from helping the long-term jobless and use them instead for other purposes, including tax breaks for corporations....
| May 12, 2011
In the last decade, the top five oil companies have seen their profits soar to nearly a trillion bucks. So, Washington democrats say it might be time to put the brakes on their tax breaks.
In a quote from his state of the union address president Obama...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Sen. Orrin Hatch, a six-term Republican from Utah, has been forced into a primary battle in June after he fell short Saturday of the votes needed for an outright nomination during balloting at the 2012 GOP state convention.
Hatch, 78, who entered the...
| Aug 26, 2009
Praise for Sen. Edward M. "Ted'' Kennedy, the last of three Kennedy brothers who captured the American's public imagination in the 1960s and who dominated the Washington debate through the final decades of his nearly 47-year career in the Senate, rolled...