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Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something DoneThe leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.

Rep. Young co-sponsors pot bill to let states decide

Rep. Young co-sponsors pot bill to let states decideThe bill would also allow VA doctors to recommend marijuana use to their patients and require the government to start issuing marijuana research licenses.

In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy FearsA House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.

Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade DealsLabor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.

Sen. Sullivan: letter to Tehran to ‘Enlighten Iranian leadership’

Sen. Sullivan: letter to Tehran to ‘Enlighten Iranian leadership’U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is among 47 Republican senators who signed a letter to Iran’s leadership Monday. The letter concerns President Obama’s negotiations for a deal to halt Iran’s nuclear program without involving Congress.

Sealaska, BLM celebrate land transfer

Sealaska, BLM celebrate land transferSealaska has taken possession of 70,000 acres that used to be part of the Tongass National Forest.

Rep. Young’s wolf comments raises eyebrows

Rep. Young’s wolf comments raises eyebrowsIn a written statement afterward, Young said he was employing analogy and hyperbole to point out that wolves are a problem for communities that have them.

In Speech To Congress, Netanyahu Blasts ‘A Very Bad Deal’ With Iran

In Speech To Congress, Netanyahu Blasts ‘A Very Bad Deal’ With IranThe Israeli premier's remarks are the culmination of a controversy that began in January when he was invited — without input from the White House — to make the speech.

After Netanyahu’s Speech, A Reality Check

After Netanyahu’s Speech, A Reality CheckThe Israeli prime minister has warned about the dangers of the Iranian nuclear program for two decades. He has shaped the debate, but will he influence the final outcome?

Sen. Mikulski, ‘Ground-Breaker’ For Women Legislators, Won’t Seek Re-election

Sen. Mikulski, ‘Ground-Breaker’ For Women Legislators, Won’t Seek Re-election"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.
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