| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Mornings for Bruce Frasier, an onion and cantaloupe grower in southwest Texas, are tinged with anxiety over whether enough day laborers will arrive in vans to harvest his crops.
"It's a heck of a way for a businessman to start his day,"...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:40 AM
A Baltimore County lawmaker said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation in the General Assembly that would bring to Maryland the “stand your ground” legal doctrine that became a central part of the debate over Florida’s...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:43 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder this week called for federal prison reform and the elimination of mandatory minimum sentencing.
He has an ally in Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, who will go on Face the Nation to debate the issue....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A nonpartisan environmental group that calls itself the political voice for the environment released its annual score card of state lawmakers this month, with members of the Washington County delegation earning scores ranging from zero to 100 percent....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a heated confrontation over domestic spying, members of Congress said Wednesday they never intended to allow the National Security Agency to build a database of every phone call in America. And they threatened to curtail the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:21 PM
More than 100 people demonstrated Monday morning outside the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach to push for inclusion in federal immigration reform legislation of a pathway to American citizenship.
The protesters spent nearly two hours outside the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 11:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is using his presidential pulpit to press the Republican-controlled House to embrace a path to citizenship for all 11 million people living illegally in the U.S., while a top Republican says those brought...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are embracing a step-by-step approach to immigration, in contrast to the sweeping plan passed by the Senate and backed by the White House. But they're offering neither specifics nor a timetable — nor any...