WASHINGTON -- I find myself wandering in an unfamiliar place. As a pro-life conservative, I am honestly happy -- no, positively elated -- that pro-choice Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's Senate election.
It is an odd ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Who's afraid of Trumpism-Bannonism? The noxious stew of nativism, xenophobia, misogyny, manufactured grievance and barely disguised white supremacy that put Donald Trump in the White House now appears less an...Read more
We always used to put a "moving the embassy" plank in the Democratic platform even though we never expected it to happen -- or even thought it should before the larger issues about Jerusalem were resolved. I think the ...Read more
On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned.
The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate ...Read more
Turnout would be the key to which of the wildly conflicting polls would best presage the result of Alabama's special Senate election, wrote Republican consultant Patrick Ruffini earlier this week.
That proved correct. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are readying another rule change to the chamber, this one aimed at reducing the number of hours the chamber debates executive and judicial nominees.
The Rules and Administration Committee ...Read more
As President Donald Trump and congressional leaders negotiate a framework for federal spending, it is important to stop pitting "defense" and "nondefense" investments against one another, when both are so critical to our ...Read more
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's proposal to give every Seattle high school student two free years of community college is intriguing. The Seattle Promise could have a profound impact on the city's young people and the region'...Read more
They finally did it. After six months of debate, during which it received more than 23 million public comments, the Federal Communications Commission voted on Dec. 14 to eliminate the network neutrality rules it imposed on...Read more
Tuesday's stunning victory for Doug Jones, Democrat of Alabama, is, for many pundits and party leaders, a vindication of an opinion they have held since Donald Trump took the stage at the 2016 Republican convention, and ...Read more
It's been almost 45 years since the Supreme Court cobbled together a Frankenstein version of a Constitutional right in Roe v. Wade, and despite repeated promises by Republican administrations to overturn the precedent, it ...Read more
Recently, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to clarify the state's position on whether or not congregants can pack heat at their places of worship.
Patrick seems to think they can, unless ...Read more
Although I live on the outskirts of a small town, I love cities, especially around Christmastime. They have wonderful public sculptures and interesting architecture highlighted by seasonal decorations and lights. They have...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump plans to visit the FBI Academy in Quantico in Virginia on Friday, the White House said in a statement, an appearance that comes less than two weeks after he said the agency's reputation...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump trumpeted his effort to slash government rules as "the most far reaching regulatory reform in history."
"The never-ending growth of red tape in America has come to a sudden, screeching...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Gun rights activists spent record amounts last year to elect Republicans -- but aren't likely to get their biggest wish, nationwide concealed carry legislation, approved before the 2018 elections.
Activists ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The staff director and chief counsel for the Office of Congressional Ethics is being sued for verbally abusing and physically assaulting women.
Omar Ashmawy's case goes back to his involvement in a late-...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told Senate Republican leadership on Thursday that he intends to vote against the massive tax bill barreling through Congress if the child tax credit isn't expanded, a potential major...Read more
Black women made a statement in Alabama. They got out the vote, they went to the polls and they led the way in saving everyone from having Roy Moore ascend to the Senate.
Roy Moore lately has been a symbol of the assault ...Read more
JERUSALEM -- When President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel earlier this month, he called it a "long-overdue step to advance the peace process."
Yet the president's ill-timed Jerusalem speech ...Read more