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Jim Brady lived with humor and determination

Jim Brady lived with humor and determination

A major trait that endeared Jim Brady to the Washington press corps was his sense of humor, especially when he made fun of his own boss. When Ronald Reagan was…

Ebola death toll on an alarming rise

Ebola death toll on an alarming rise

Authorities in Nigeria on Monday announced a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country, an alarming setback as the total death toll from the disease in several West…

Republicans still groping for immigration resolution

Republicans still groping for immigration resolution

Republicans can’t figure out what to do about illegal immigration as the 2016 presidential campaign is starting to heat up and just three months before midterm elections. After the GOP’s…

Florida legislators meeting to revamp state map

Florida legislators meeting to revamp state map

Confronted with a judge’s ruling to swiftly redraw the state’s congressional districts, Florida’s House speaker disclosed extraordinary plans late Sunday to convene a rare summer special session to devise a…

Obama can do a lot on immigration without Congress

Obama can do a lot on immigration without Congress

What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out. There are some limits under federal law, and anything the White…

Veterans, Israel fare well in Congress

Veterans, Israel fare well in Congress

In more than five years in Congress, Republican Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana recalls voting only once for emergency spending that raised the federal deficit. That was this week, on…

House revives bill on Mexico-American border crisis

House revives bill on Mexico-American border crisis

House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, preparing to pass it after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation…

Kentucky politics with a side order of barbeque

Kentucky politics with a side order of barbeque

The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse…

Army forcing out 550 Majors

Army forcing out 550 Majors

About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the…

Florida judge orders new Congressional map

Florida judge orders new Congressional map

A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis…