| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:17 AM
WASHINGTON — House speaker John A. Boehner told rank-and-file Republicans that his leadership team was drafting “principles” for overhauling immigration laws that will be presented in coming weeks.
Boehner made the remarks Wednesday...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:57 PM
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers announced Thursday bipartisan legislation that would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act that were thrown out by the Supreme Court last summer.
The bill would also establish new criteria to determine whether...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:38 PM
SEATTLE — Both sides wielded persuasive statistics at the Washington state Capitol on Tuesday. Both sides made high-minded arguments about protecting constitutional rights during a packed and emotional hearing on gun control.
But only one side had...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The fifth and sixth years of a presidency often end up being high noon for judicial politics. This time the first confrontation concerns the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the venue for many important regulatory issues and a training ground for...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
With Capitol Hill lawmakers once again poised to scrutinize the state of online piracy, a new study commissioned by the entertainment industry shows a rapid increase in Internet infringement in recent years, to almost one-fourth of all bandwidth in...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:50 PM
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) drew cheers from brick-and-mortar retailers this week when he laid out seven principles to "guide discussion" of online sales taxes and "spark creative solutions." To the retailers, Goodlatte's...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Dick Hess, a life-long public servant who rose from county clerk job to the state House of Representatives, died, Friday. He was 74. Hess, a Republican who represented Bedford County for more than a quarter century, died at the University......
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Nearly three decades after Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader, was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices, the slaying remains unsolved.
At the time, the White House condemned the killing as an act of terrorism....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There are times when all a president of the United States must want to do is to get away from it all. Far away. An ocean away. Not just for a weekend at Camp David or a fundraiser in San Francisco. But off to some place where it really doesn't matter what...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Congressman Ted Deutch represents Florida’s 21st district in the House of Representatives, which includes communities throughout western Palm Beach and Broward counties. Ted lives in West Boca Raton with his wife and three children, and before...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON – The rough justice dispensed by the White House and Senate Democrats during the standoff impasse has further soured key House Republicans on passing immigration legislation.
Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), who earlier this year had...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Twenty-eight years ago, more than 1,000 people gathered at a Catholic church in Orange to mourn Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader who was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices.
Odeh, who was 41 and the father...