| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:36 PM
By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday.
"The combination of AT&T and...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:04 AM
If the name Anita Hill means anything at all to you, you won't need any encouragement to see a compelling documentary featuring this usually private woman talking with exceptional candor and insight about the events that made her an instant national...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:52 PM
President Obama's controversial pick for a federal judgeship in Georgia told senators that votes he cast as a state legislator would not be "indicative" of how he would decide cases, as he sought to win over Democrats skeptical of his record on civil...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:59 PM
James B. Comey, the new FBI director, was visiting the bureau's field office in Indiana recently and was struck by how the invention of the automobile gave old-time Midwest bank robbers like John Dillinger a faster getaway.
Today, Comey's FBI is more...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Much of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign was a disaster. The candidate was often stilted and imperial, finding her voice only when there was no chance she would win.
Jill Abramson’s tenure as executive editor at the New...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
In a rare break with the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced his opposition to President Obama's controversial pick for a seat on the federal bench in Georgia.
Reid's comments Thursday about the nomination of Michael...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A couple of weeks ago, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), killed a major piece of patent reform legislation, presumably for the year. The tech community is still shaking in dismay, and you should too.
The measure, known as the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:17 PM
This week the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who has been fighting a subpoena seeking to require him to testify at the upcoming trial of a former CIA agent.
Bad news for freedom of the press, right?...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Michael Boggs, the conservative Georgia Democrat whose nomination by President Obama for a federal district court judgeship has raised the ire of liberals, will not get a quick vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Committee Chairman Patrick J....
| May 19, 2014
| 9:59 PM
For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates.
The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Before the coffee. After getting through this Comcast hearing.
The Skinny: I'm up even earlier than usual Thursday morning to get this column done fast so I can watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see...