| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When Linda and Ron Spence got a desperate phone call from someone who identified himself as their grandson, Michael, they didn't think twice. He was in trouble. Of course they would help him.
Michael told the Spences he'd been gambling online. He owed...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:13 PM
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy deserves Connecticut's support for his draft bill, the Super Pollutants Act of 2014, cosponsored by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. This bill will decrease methane seepage from landfills, wastewater plants and pipelines; use...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:05 AM
PHILADELPHIA Born in the dirt, the humble white potato has lately been elevated to the main dish in a rollicking debate that is blurring the lines between politics and science.
Congress is pushing hard to get the spuds included in the 40-year-old WIC...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON A Senate subcommittee began discussion Tuesday of a bill with bipartisan support that would promote reducing discrimination and violence against women internationally, part of a years-long effort in Congress and, most recently, a response to...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:37 AM
WASHINGTON — The five senior Taliban leaders released to Qatar after years of detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are subject to strict bans on militant incitement or fundraising that might pose a danger to the United States, according to people...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week, the White House issued a new and alarming edition of its national report on climate change. How did leading Republicans respond?
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the GOP's leader in the Senate, scoffed at President Obama for "talking about the...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader.
Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:12 AM
It's encouraging to see critics actually trying to fix what they see as flaws in the Affordable Care Act-- and disappointing when they do it so ineptly that they make the problem they're addressing much worse.
That's what's happened with the proposed...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Wednesday that Republicans were "not necessarily coldhearted" in their policies but then devoted much of his speech at the University of Michigan to lampooning GOP opposition to his views on economic issues,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:11 PM
This week the Senate is expected to take up President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage, and it has precisely zero chance of becoming law. That's unfortunate, not only because raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do but because there is...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 Thursday to ask President Obama to declassify key portions of a controversial report that its backers say disproves CIA claims that brutal interrogations of Al Qaeda captives helped thwart...