Congress faces a formidable agenda this summer, but nothing is as wrenching as upcoming votes to fund new spending on the Afghanistan war.
06/09/2010 08:40 pm
Readers write in about the budget deficit.
06/09/2010 02:51 pm
Government leaders have spent too much money and put too much of the economy under their control. Now, the markets are forcing a correction.
06/09/2010 10:43 am
President Obama is still trying to win over public opinion on health-care reform. On Tuesday, he told Maryland seniors that $250 checks aimed at plugging the 'doughnut hole' in prescription drug coverage hit the mail June 10.
06/08/2010 06:23 pm
It looks like California is about to ban single-use plastic and paper bags at many stores. We Washingtonians have had to comply with a plastic-bag ban since January, or else pay 5 cents per bag. I forgot the first few times. But it didn't take very long to remember my totes.
06/07/2010 05:00 pm
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen discussed House Democrats' strategy for the 2010 election at a May 24 Monitor Breakfast.
06/07/2010 01:05 am
The core standards unveiled Wednesday would establish a national bar for what students in any state should know when they graduate from high school. But some states are wary.
06/02/2010 07:55 pm
Was the government adequately monitoring the drilling by the Deepwater Horizon? Is the government too cozy with the industry it's regulating? Lawmakers of both parties want answers following the Gulf oil spill.
05/27/2010 08:34 pm
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, says Republicans have a more engaged voting base, thanks to the 'tea parties.' But the GOP's shift to the right could hurt it in the general election, he says.
05/24/2010 03:49 pm
'Fair Elections' reform would allow public servants like those in Congress to focus on policy, not fundraising.
05/24/2010 02:35 pm