| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:37 PM
A Baltimore circuit judge has been nominated to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
George Levi Russell III, who has presided over 2,700 cases since 2007 on the Circuit Court, would fill a vacancy created with the retirement...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 9:20 AM
The report by Politico over the weekend revealing that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain was accused by two women of sexual harassment while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association in the mid-1990s has led to swift condemnation -- not of...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Politics often being a contest of survival at all costs, it's not surprising that Herman Cain, harassed by allegations of sexual harassment, has tried to pin the blame on the camp of Republican presidential nominee rival Rick Perry.
In an interview...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Anita Hill: Say the name and the response will be telling, depending on the age and political leanings of the listener.
Hill's grueling 1991 testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON The shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., has exposed what the Justice Department doesn't know about police use of force.
Federal officials don't know how many police shootings take place annually. They don't know how many citizens...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Live animals are not meant to serve as targets or afternoon entertainment. Using these feeling, breathing animals as animated targets is not a right, or even close to a right. It is a medieval wrong.
I'm speaking of Pennsylvania's throwback pigeon...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide...
| Aug 10, 2014
Congressional Democrats are lining up behind a constitutional amendment to allow restrictions on campaign contributions and spending, and Republicans, to their everlasting credit, are opposed. They agree with the Supreme Court that limits like these are...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:50 PM
WASHINGTON The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone and Internet information.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said that, if enacted, the bill "would...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:20 PM
James S. Brady, the often-irreverent press secretary to President Ronald Reagan who was shot in the head during an assassination attempt on his boss in 1981 and who became an enduring symbol of the fight against unfettered access to guns in American...
| Aug 7, 2014
A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes diplomats different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country.
How else can you explain why CIA Director John Brennan...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:17 PM
CIA spying on the Senate is the constitutional equivalent of the Watergate break-in. In both cases, the executive branch attacked the very foundations of our system of checks and balances.
President Obama is not President Nixon. He hasn’t been...