Watershed moments bring on clarity of thought: A sampling of Republican reactions in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya:
Senate Republicans appear likely to block confirmation of President Obama's two latest nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, which is increasingly under fire for being too friendly to unions.
A key member of the House Republican leadership on Wednesday called the White House's "talking points" guidelines on the upcoming anniversary of 9/11 "astounding."
Regardless of the outcome of the race to raise the nation's borrowing limit by Tuesday's White House deadline, the GOP has vowed to continue its push for a constitutional balanced-budget amendment beyond the current debt-limit impasse.
A year after the enactment of a sweeping Wall Street reform law, evidence is growing that it failed in its main mission of ending taxpayer bailouts of global banks considered "too big to fail."
McDonnell increases national profile with selected trips; O'Malley names redistricting advisory committee; Fourth weekend deadly; Prince George's tops D.C. in homicides in first six months; Kaine releases second-quarter fundraising figures; Maryland union to collect millions from nonmembers; Pentagon has plan to ease gridlock at Mark Center; Prince George's residents not inspired by potential council replacements for Johnson.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been working to raise his national profile without spending lots of time outside the commonwealth, out-of-state travel records released by his office show.
House Democrats and Republicans dug in their heels Wednesday during debate on the GOP's 2012 budget proposal, as supporters defended the plan as a bold attempt to return the country to financial solvency while critics portrayed it as dishonest gimmick that would kill Medicare.
Wednesday actually marks the exact one-year anniversary of the moment when President Obama signed health care reform into law, accompanied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden's indelicate assessment that the occasion was a "big f-ing deal."