Chris Murphy dismisses Rand Paul criticism, says Trump impeachment has ‘no comparison’

Expect to hear plenty about inflammatory statements during the Senate impeachment trial beginning Tuesday, and not just those from former President Donald Trump. On the theory that the best defense is a good offense, the Trump legal team plans to count...

Eatery owner leads rally at home of L.A. official who voted to close outdoor dining

Frustration over California restaurant closures, favoritism and hypocrisy boiled over Saturday as protesters gathered outside the home of a Los Angeles County supervisor who dined outdoors after voting to ban such activity. The rally featured Angela Ma...

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown urges residents to call cops on shutdown violators

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants residents to call the police on their neighbors over violations of the state’s latest coronavirus shutdown, which includes a six-person limit on in-home gatherings. The temporary “freeze,” which went into ...

Raphael Warnock pressured to quit Georgia Senate race

The Rev. Raphael Warnock was back in hot water Tuesday for saying in 2011 that Americans cannot serve both God and the military, prompting Sen. Tom Cotton to suggest that the Democratic candidate should withdraw from the Georgia Senate run-off race. Mr...

Conservatives dispute Biden victory: ‘The media does not get to call the election’

Conservatives pushed back Saturday against the decision by media outlets to declare former Vice President Joseph R. Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. "The media do not get to determine who the president is. The people do," tweeted Sen...

AOC calls for Supreme Court expansion after Amy Coney Barrett confirmation

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a terse message immediately after the Senate voted Monday to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation: Pack the court. "Expand the court," tweeted the New York Democrat following the 52-48 vote. Her...

Jared Polis, Colorado governor, has church coronavirus mask, capacity rules blocked by judge

A federal judge has blocked Gov. Jared Polis from enforcing capacity and mask rules at two Colorado churches, ruling that the novel coronavirus restrictions were more onerous for houses of worship than for secular institutions. U.S. District Court Judg...

Ralph Z. Hallow, longtime Times political correspondent, columnist, dies at 82

Ralph Z. Hallow, the longtime chief political correspondent for opinion and columnist for The Washington Times, died Saturday of complications from surgery in Delaware. He was 82.Mr. Hallow, whose six-decade career included posts on the editorial board...

Joe Biden blasts Green New Deal after defending it

The Green New Deal was back on the front burner Tuesday after Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden said that he doesn't support the ambitious climate plan, immediately both before and after defending it. During the presidential debate, Mr. B...

Joe Biden claims 200 million U.S. coronavirus deaths

About 200,000 Americans have died of the novel coronavirus, but Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden says it's closer to 200 million. "If Donald Trump has his way, the complications from COVID-19, which are well beyond what they should be ...