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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Articles by S.A. Miller

Senate Democrats target sequesters, demand tax hikes, more spending

Emboldened by winning the shutdown showdown over homeland security, and poised to triumph on raising the debt limit, Senate Democrats set their sights Thursday on the budget sequesters, demanding that Republicans hike taxes and raise spending. Published March 12, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Elizabeth Warren hijacks Senate hearing, blasts corporate settlements

Sen. Elizabeth Warren hijacked a Senate committee hearing on recreational hunting, fishing and shooting Thursday to advance her crusade against big business, calling for new laws to expose the details of legal settlements between the government and corporations accused of wrongdoing. Published March 12, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses economic issues with reporters before speaking to a banquet at Kansas Democrats' biggest annual convention, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna) ** FILE **

Focused on 2016? O'Malley says he was too busy to watch Hillary's email presser

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is eyeing a run for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Wednesday that he didn't watch former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's press conference where she addressed the email scandal and therefore didn't have any opinion about it. Published March 11, 2015

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb holds up his union card as he speaks at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Jim Webb tests populist pitch to firefighter union

Former Sen. Jim Webb tested out his tough-talking populist stump speech Tuesday on the International Association of Firefighters, promising to fight for "true economic fairness" as he took another step toward a presidential run. Published March 10, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, got an enthusiastic reception at the International Association of Firefighters Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum Monday. (Associated Press)

Firefighters union casts lot with Elizabeth Warren

Add members of the International Association of Fire Fighters to the growing list of Democrats clamoring for liberal firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president and give the party an alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016. Published March 9, 2015

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, in his State of the State address in February, outlined plans for reforms to the state's legislative redistricting process. (AP Photo)

Gov. Larry Hogan's rain tax repeal sunk by Democrats

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's push to repeal the state's "rain tax" was blocked Friday by a House committee, dealing the Republican governor his first legislative defeat at the hands of Democrat-run General Assembly. Published March 7, 2015

In this Oct. 18, 2011, photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law. Clinton's office said nothing was illegal or improper about her use of the non-government account and that she believed her business emails to State Department and other .gov accounts would be archived in accordance with government rules. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Hillary Clinton email shenanigans help skirt Benghazi probe: Gowdy

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said Tuesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account to conduct official business has helped her skirt the the investigation. Published March 3, 2015

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Mikulski retirement sets up big U.S. Senate race

Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Monday that she sill not seek re-election at the end of her fifth term in 2016, ending what will be a 30-year Senate career that made her the longest-serving woman in Congress. Published March 2, 2015

Actor Leonard Nimoy poses for a photograph in Los Angeles on Aug. 9, 2006. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama: 'I loved Spock'

President Obama professed that he "loved Spock" as he mourned the death Friday of actor Leonard Nimoy, who famously portrayed the half-Vulcan science officer on the TV series "Star Trek." Published February 27, 2015