Two Republican floor amendments were shot down in the Virginia Senate Tuesday evening, effectively killing the transportation funding plan endorsed by the governor.
After the House GOP focused almost exclusively on debt and deficit issues for the last two years, The Hill's Alex Bolton explains how Majority Leader Eric Cantor is trying to rebrand the party.
A Maryland lawmaker has been cautioned after writing a letter on official letterhead to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti seeking to silence linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo for his stand for gay rights.
A power plant operated by the federal government in the District still uses coal to generate some power — something council member Tommy Wells wants to see changed.
Concussions continue to be a problem afficting the nation's young athletes, and a group of area health care professionals and advocates sought to shine some light Tuesday on the unreported injuries.
The illicit taping of sexual acts by three Fairfax minors has landed them in trouble with the law, charged with the possession and distribution of child pornography.
Mayor Vincent Gray will lay out his priorities for the year at the annual State of the District address tonight in downtown D.C.
Anybody who drives in the D.C. area knows the roads are often jammed, but for the fourth year in a row, a report has identified commutes in the area as the nation's worst.
A Virginia Senate panel approved a two-year moratorium on the use of drone aircraft on Monday, putting the issue up for a vote in the House and Senate today.
USO and military officials celebrated the opening of the USO's largest military support center today, the 20,000 square foot Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvior.
ACLU officials plan to make their case today against a bill in Maryland that would allow police to use cell phone tracking data of suspects without obtaining a warrant.
Maryland lawmakers will debate a variety of gun control bills this week, including a proposal from Gov. Martin O'Malley that would implement some of the strictest gun licensing laws in the U.S.
A Virginia bill that would have required drug testing of welfare applicants failed by one vote in the Virginia Senate this week.
D.C. Council member Tommy Wells is considering a run for mayor in 2013, and he launched an exploratory committee and website this week to begin testing the waters for his campaign.
There are always losers in politics. But even some of the winners wind up so badly outnumbered that accomplishing anything is a rare treat. On the surface, their jobs might seem so hopeless that you wonder why anyone took them on.