| Jan 5, 2013
| 9:38 AM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two U.S. senators, Richard Shelby of Alabama and Dan Coats of Indiana, have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the national championship football game between Alabama and Notre Dame.
Shelby announced Friday that if...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a capital city on edge, letters sent to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks, and authorities chased a stream of reports Wednesday of other suspicious-looking...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:37 PM
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Curtis was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his...
| Apr 19, 2013
Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- The gun bill was going down, but Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who reached a compromise to try to save it, went to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to give it one more try.
In an unorthodox tactic, he appealed directly...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: a significant increase in campaign cash.
The Maryland Democrat, who...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - National Farmers Union (NFU) signed a coalition letter on March 13 urging opposition to a policy rider in the Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution that would rescind regulations that help ensure fair markets for...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 11:35 AM
"Balanced." "Fair-minded." Showing "great personal integrity." These are some of the terms a bipartisan group of 37 state attorneys general used to describe former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon will be playing a new role in Washington this Wednesday, called to explain JPMorgan's recent trading debacle after years of being known as the Wall Street banker who got it right during the financial crisis....
| Jun 11, 2011
| 4:38 PM
CNN's "Reliable Sources" looks at coverage of the Rep. Anthony Weiner scandal. The guests will be Chris Cuomo of ABC News, Amy Holmes of America's Radio News, Jane Hall of American University and Dana Milbank of The Washington Post. The program starts...