| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
To paraphrase the British author Samuel Johnson, nothing focuses the mind like an imminent election.
After raising billions in new taxes during Gov. Martin O'Malley's tenure, state legislators have begun focusing their minds on next year's election...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Almost as soon as hearty congratulations were issued by lawmakers last week over Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from captivity in Afghanistan, some were just as swiftly withdrawn.
"A grateful America thanks you for your service," Sen. Thad Cochran...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — It's not difficult to get a bonus if you work for the Internal Revenue Service — even if you haven't paid your own taxes.
The IRS handed out a total of nearly $1.1 million in bonuses in a 27-month period to more than 1,146...
| Dec 29, 2013
The epic life of Lyndon Baines Johnson can be measured in many ways, but to me, the relevant unit is pages — 3,500 and counting.
This year, a half-century after the wily Texan ascended to the White House in the wake of John F. Kennedy's...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:11 PM
WASHINGTON – Hopes for a sweeping immigration overhaul suffered another serious setback Friday, when two key Republican lawmakers ended their collaboration with a bipartisan House working group.
Reps. John Carter (R-Texas) and Sam Johnson (R-...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When it comes to Vietnam, I'm all for moving on, putting the past behind us, looking forward, letting bygones be bygones, but doing so requires honesty about the past, lest history be forgotten and the memory and honor tarnished of the 60,000 Americans...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Republicans blocked proposals in the House and Senate on Wednesday to send $250 checks to Social Security recipients. That was the right, if not necessarily popular, thing to do. With Congress setting benefits to go up (but never down) in......
| Sep 23, 2011
Lavinia Masters remembers well the moment that she found out her then 13-year old son's identity had been compromised.
"My husband and I looked and each other and we thought that he shouldn't have any negative credit," the Lewisville mother said....
| Sep 29, 2002
In the years during and after the American Revolution, the two most powerful men in Connecticut may have been Jeremiah Wadsworth of Hartford and Roger Sherman of New Haven.
Wadsworth's influence came from money. When he died in 1804, he left an estate so...