| 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 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 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:32 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for Passover.
The Skinny: I've gotten so deep into "Sons of Anarchy" that I'm two episodes behind on "The Americans." I need to catch up tonight. Today's roundup includes recaps of the Senate hearing about the...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:34 AM
After the coffee. Before the Seder.
The Skinny: Am I allowed to talk about "Mad Men" or do I have to provide a window for those who didn't catch Sunday's season premiere? All I'll say is I think I'm going to start dressing like Pete Campbell. I'm sure I...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible congressional opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, is asking Netflix to explain if it will mean the cable giant will have the "power and incentive" to act as a gatekeeper of traffic on the...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:30 PM
WASHINGTON — Daniel Swalm was researching his family when he came across a disturbing episode in immigration history. That discovery would lead to a move in the U.S. Senate to apologize for action the nation took more than a century ago.
| Apr 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts.
In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:20 PM
SACRAMENTO -- With ethics scandals rocking the Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as the new head of California’s ethics watchdog agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys.
Joann M. “Jodi” Remke, who...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Comcast and Time Warner Cable told the government that their proposed marriage would "enhance consumer welfare and competition and deliver substantial public interest benefits."
In a 175-page filing with the Federal Communications Commission, the two...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter took to twitter Tuesday to express great concerns over the latest abortion restrictions moving through the Florida Legislature.
Ritter, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, aimed some of her...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Comcast and Time Warner Cable today brought their road show to the U.S. Senate, trying to prove that their proposed $40-billion merger will bring fabulous service to consumers, create new competition and, one would think, end the stalemate over the...