Dana Milbank

07/17/2015 - 12:14am

            The Confederates launched a surprise attack, under cover of darkness.

            It was 8:30 Wednesday night, and the House was plodding toward its 20th hour of debate on a little-watched appropriations bill, when Rep. Ken Calvert of...

07/16/2015 - 11:34pm

            On April 24, 1944, 2nd Lt. John R. Pedevillano was flying in a B-17 over Nazi territory when the fighters escorting his formation were drawn away in combat, leaving the bombers defenseless against air and ground fire for an hour.

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08/14/2014 - 6:42pm

    It is the very essence of the American Dream: an irrepressible confidence that our children will live better than we do.

    And now it is gone.

    It has been slipping for some time, really, but a Wall Street Journal/NBC News...

08/10/2014 - 7:47pm

    If the CIA spends half as much energy finding terrorists as it has spent fighting Congress, we should feel very safe.

    The spooks, taking a break from the mundane work of protecting the nation, have lately been turning their spycraft against the lawmakers who are...

08/10/2014 - 7:28pm

    Ebola was not supposed to have a prominent place on the agenda for this week's Africa summit. But it keeps infecting the discussion.

    Forty African heads of state visited Washington this week, snarling traffic as the Obama administration highlights what it...

07/21/2014 - 1:41am

    It was one of those important-but-dull hearings that don't even get broadcast on C-SPAN 3.

    An obscure subcommittee was taking expert testimony on patient safety Thursday, and only four of its 14 members bothered to show up. Several of the public seats were empty,...

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