Supporters of a measure that would have expanded background checks for firearm purchases decried the bill’s death in the Senate last month. But was the defeat really such a bad thing?
I gave an exam last week, and one student showed up 25 minutes late. When the hour ended and I collected the papers, he looked up from his seat, cast a pitiable glance and mumbled, “Please, I got here late – may I have another 20 minutes?”
Along with a boosted Buick LeSabre, another incident listed on a crime report Sunday in Arlington County, Va., was a creepy attack by a man on a woman.
After six months of mulling over November’s election results, many Republicans remain convinced that the party’s only path to future victory is to improve the GOP’s appeal to Hispanic voters. But how many Hispanic voters do Republicans need to attract before the party can again win the White House?
The true price of Sally Jewell’s confirmation as the new interior secretary is about to be revealed.
The Internet shivered with horror and fascination this week at the revelation that the Jamestown colonists cannibalized each other during the dreadful winter of 1609.
During the 2012 campaign, the president and his top advisers liked to make the argument that if he was re-elected, the “fever” would break. Washington, D.C., would no longer be the graveyard of progress, the crypt of consensus. Once dystopian Republicans accepted that President Barack Obama was not running again, they would start cooperating with him.
Obamacare haters first looked to the U.S. Supreme Court to kill health care reform. When that didn’t work, they fixed their hopes on Mitt Romney’s election and a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate. Foiled again.
The “caution” flag is up when it comes to President Barack Obama deciding the validity of claims that Syrian forces loyal to Bashar Assad have used chemical weapons.
On Monday, The New York Times revealed that the CIA has been funneling tens of millions of dollars to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The cash payments — delivered to his office every month — arrived in suitcases, backpacks and plastic bags, and were meant to buy the mercurial leader’s loyalty.
In 1999, Congress authorized the construction of a memorial to the 34th president, Dwight Eisenhower, and, in 2009, Frank Gehry won a competition to design it. His plan, approved in 2010, calls for turning a four-acre site at the base of Capitol Hill into a kind of memorial campus, partly enclosed by 80-foot-high woven-metal tapestries depicting scenes from Eisenhower’s life. Plans were moving forward for the memorial — expected to cost at least $140 million — when controversy struck.
When I woke in Malaysia to the news of the Boston Marathon bombings halfway around the world, I instantly worried about two things.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Though you won’t see this on any plaque in the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, there’s one baton our 43rd president passed not to 44 but to Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., who must be the most misunderestimated practitioner in American politics today.
With all that college beef on parade this week, the NFL draft is a wonder of sports marketing, a televised pageant for the multibillion-dollar American football industry.
WASHINGTON – Ordinary people, elected and unelected, behaved heroically last week. Unfortunately, it all happened hundreds of miles from Washington.
- Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills 51
- Man, 47, in critical condition after motorcycle crash near Frederickson
- Tacoma brothers plead guilty to killing fellow teenager last year, get prison terms
- Confirmed: Josh Portis arrested for DUI; RB Christine Michael Signs
- UPDATED: Two arrested in fatal assault at Lakewood poolroom
- 304 Secrecy ignited firestorms over Benghazi, IRS
- 139 Aide: Obama learned about IRS from news accounts
- 105 He set out to disprove a faith, woo a girl now he loves both
- 66 Narrows tolls to rise; more hikes possible as debt and lack of traffic may push maximum amount over $6 prediction
- 55 Tacoma program uses housing to promote good parenting, self-sufficiency