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Both sides of gun debate get loud and demanding

Both sides of gun debate get loud and demanding

Two of the loudest voices in the gun debate say it’s up to voters now to make their position known to Congress. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and National Rifle…

Employment of disabled in America continues to lag

Employment of disabled in America continues to lag

Whether it means opening school track meets to deaf children or developing a new lunch menu with safe alternatives for students with food allergies, recent Obama administration decisions could significantly…

In wee hours of morning, exhausted Senate nears budget passage

In wee hours of morning, exhausted Senate nears budget passage

An exhausted Senate neared approval early Saturday of a $3.7 trillion budget for next year that will let majority Democrats highlight their fiscal priorities, but won’t resolve the deep differences…

Lawyer claims defense contractor guilty of love, not espionage

Lawyer claims defense contractor guilty of love, not espionage

An attorney for a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend said Friday there was no evidence that classified information was given to China or to…

IRS admits ‘Star Trek’ video parody was a stupid idea

IRS admits ‘Star Trek’ video parody was a stupid idea

Nobody’s going to win an Emmy for a parody of the TV show “Star Trek” filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio in Maryland. Instead, the IRS…

Will the Senate actually pass a budget?

Will the Senate actually pass a budget?

Democrats controlling the Senate appear on track to pass their first budget in four years, promising a second, almost $1 trillion round of tax increases on top of more than…

Three killed in shooting incident at Quantico Marine Base

Three killed in shooting incident at Quantico Marine Base

Three people, including the suspect, were killed in a shooting at Marine Base Quantico, a base spokesman said. It began with a shooting around 11 p.m. Thursday that left one…

War soldiers on and so do war protesters

War soldiers on and so do war protesters

The protesters gather at noon every Friday in front of the Montpelier post office, sharing signs made up years ago to tell their little part of the world why they…

House set to pass typical bill with huge budget cuts

House set to pass typical bill with huge budget cuts

A familiar budget plan to sharply cut safety-net programs for the poor and clamp down on domestic agencies performing the nuts-and-bolts programs of the government is cruising to passage in…

Low wage workers see lots of doom and gloom in the future

Low wage workers see lots of doom and gloom in the future

America’s lower-income workers have posted the biggest job gains since the deep 2007-09 recession — but few are bragging. As a workforce sector, those earning $35,000 or less annually are…