| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:48 AM
UPDATED: With violence escalating in Egypt, Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators now say the federal government should suspend aid to the country.
News broke Tuesday that the Obama administration had quietly suspended most military aid to the Egyptian...
| Sep 15, 2013
Chris Christie may be the country's most popular Republican. Many Republican Party primary voters, however, don't share that enthusiasm for him. Bridging that gap represents both a problem and an opportunity for the GOP.
Christie, the New Jersey...
| Aug 15, 2013
In his speech to the American Bar Assn. on Monday, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. sounded more like a fierce critic of the federal criminal justice system than its formal leader. He described some federal mandatory minimum prison terms as "excessive" and...
| Aug 15, 2013
When the Egyptian military overthrew Mohamed Morsi in July, little more than a year after he was elected president, it insisted that it was acting as a guardian of democracy and political pluralism. Whatever credibility that claim may have had at the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The Justice Department plans to change how it prosecutes some non-violent drug offenders, so they would no longer face mandatory minimum prison sentences, in an overhaul of federal prison policy that Attorney General Eric Holder will unveil on Monday....
| Sep 8, 2013
President Barack Obama surprised many by deciding to turn to Congress for approval before he fires missiles at Syria. His decision makes sense. When proposing a military action that almost nobody wants to wage, it is best to find others to share the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Bipartisan support is mounting again in Congress to require the military to appoint independent prosecutors when a sexual assault occurs.
The legislation, introduced earlier this summer by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York,in the Senate and Congressman...
| Sep 12, 2013
In all the long history of American presidential addresses, has there been an odder one than this? With the solemn grandeur appropriate to a declaration of war, President Obama informed the American people Tuesday night that a congressional vote on...
| Jul 16, 2013
Rand Paul is the most interesting contender for the Republican nomination. And when I say interesting, I mean that in the broadest sense.
A case in point: Last week, the Kentucky senator hit some turbulence when the Washington Free Beacon reported...
| Jun 27, 2013
I don't know how Democrats do it.
The immigration reform proposal wending its way through the Senate is tearing the Republican Party to pieces. Poor Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., once the golden boy of the tea party and the conservative movement, is being...
| Aug 4, 2013
We've all grown used to a Congress locked in bitter warfare between two parties, producing gridlock on federal spending and other pressing issues. But the Congress that left Washington last week hit a new high in another category: gridlock among...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:39 PM
WASHINTON — The White House briefing room has always been a bit of a zoo, but on Tuesday afternoon it became official.
In response to the first question of the day, about Egypt, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made a surprise announcement....