Trump Takes Over CPAC (photos)

February 26, 2018

With the exception of Ted Cruz, none of the other 2016 presidential contenders bothered to show up at this year’s event, held Feb. 22 to 24 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Love and the Olympics

February 8, 2018

They are the most beautiful young people in the world: dedicated, focused, trained athletes who have devoted their lives to the sport they love and what they can achieve in it.

Inside the State of the Union

February 1, 2018

On Jan. 30, President Donald Trump focused on his four pillars of immigration reform. Even Democrats applauded (one of the few times) when Trump emphasized his support for higher wages, infrastructure and paid family leave.

DACA Recipients and DREAMers: Who Are They?

January 25, 2018

Over the next three weeks, discussions in Congress and in the media about DACA recipients and DREAMers — already heated — will intensify.

A Half-Dozen Gone But Remembered

January 22, 2018

Our writer salutes musicians Edwin Hawkins and Dolores O’Riordan, sportscaster Keith Jackson, little- and big-screen stars Doreen Tracey and Dorothy Malone and Sen. John Tunney.

The Never-Ending Fire and Fury

January 18, 2018

In a way, the disappearance of “Fire and Fury” from the headlines, or at least its cooling down, makes the main point of Michael Wolff’s book itself. 

A Primer on Immigration


Here is a primer on immigration as our writer has come to understand it over the past 10 years, as a credentialed, non-advocate congressional journalist covering immigration reform and politics.

DHS’s Nielsen Testifies; Pro-DREAMer Protests (photos)


Just outside the hearing room where Kirstjen Nielsen was testifying, protesters assembled in the Hart Senate Office Building lobby to demand Congress pass the DREAM Act.

Dr. King’s Words, and Trump’s

January 16, 2018

In the end, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday became a day when the president was questioned about his stand on race.

‘City of Hope’ at National Museum of African American History

January 11, 2018

An exhibition that opened last month commemorates the 50th anniversary of what tragically became Martin Luther King Jr.’s final crusade, which brought Resurrection City to the National Mall.