| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:35 PM
— President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration will face tough questioning from lawmakers during her confirmation — and many of the hardest queries could come from members of her own party.
Carolyn W. Colvin,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:55 AM
How far can President Barack Obama involve the U.S. in Iraq without taking ownership of a war he opposed and supposedly ended? Iraq finds itself once again on the precipice of civil war, presenting Mr. Obama with a difficult choice: Is the U.S. back in or...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:50 PM
The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from its Baltimore office to other cities in an effort to relieve what has become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has set his rotation for the upcoming Tampa Bay series.
Well, kind of.
The way it looks now, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will start Monday, Miguel Gonzalez, currently on the disabled list with an oblique strain, will...
| Jul 7, 2014
At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 last week of Howard Henry Baker Jr....
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
No one should be surprised at what's happening in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep toward Baghdad threatens to embroil region," June 13).
Saddam Hussein was a Sunni Muslim, the minority sect in Iraq. He was cruel to the majority...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:44 AM
It took decades before serious documentaries about the civil rights struggle of the 1960s began to appear.
But less than a year after some of the biggest victories in the fight for same-sex marriage, a social movement often compared to civil rights,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America across the United States' southern border in recent months has raised a knotty problem for Congress and President Barack Obama: What do you call thousands of children illegally entering the country...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It is telling that Matthew Van Dyke in his recent commentary fails to present a single policy recommendation while criticizing the Middle East foreign policies of the last two U.S. administrations ("Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness make U.S. look...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
— The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as "the mistake on the lake," has been selected to host a national political convention in 2016. Famous Ohioans President William McKinley and Mark Hanna, the Karl Rove of his day, might well be...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country...