Congressional Republicans were on the verge of approving the first major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws in three decades as negotiators locked down the final version of the bill Friday and two key Senate holdouts announced they would support the measure.
The Pentagon's glitch-prone, $2.7-billion system of radar-equipped blimps — designed to safeguard the nation's capital against cruise missiles and other airborne threats — has long been a source of frustration to military leaders. A month ago, it became a punch line.
A runoff election for a Senate seat in Mississippi got a lot of attention last week as a tea party favorite came close to knocking off a long-term establishment Republican, but as pundits focused on the strategies employed by Sen. Thad Cochran to maintain his seat, I was more taken aback by remarks from challenger Chris McDaniel following his loss.
Baltimore and other Maryland localities woulld be guaranteed millions of dollars in federal money for bicycle trails, scenic pull offs and street beautification projects as part of a massive, bipartisan transportation funding bill expected to pass as early as today in the U.S. Senate.