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Cops Can’t Have Sex With Prostitutes, Hawaiian Lawmakers Say

Cops Can’t Have Sex With Prostitutes, Hawaiian Lawmakers Say

Honolulu’s police department raised objections to the plan to end the exemption, saying that officers need it because in some cases their safety and investigations might be at risk.

Gallup: Americans Put The Environment Over Economic Growth Again

Gallup: Americans Put The Environment Over Economic Growth Again

In a new survey released today, Gallup reports that trend has reversed itself, with 50 percent of Americans saying they agree with this statement: “protection of the environment should be given priority even at the risk of curbing economic growth.”

The Koch effect: Two rich guys Democrats love to hate

The Koch effect: Two rich guys Democrats love to hate

In Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, there’s been so much talk about the billionaire Koch Brothers you might think they were running for office.

Senate Blocks Bill To Overhaul Military Sex Assault Prosecutions

Senate Blocks Bill To Overhaul Military Sex Assault Prosecutions

The Senate has voted to block a bill that would have removed the authority of senior military commanders to prosecute sexual assault cases within their ranks.

National Council Of La Raza Dubs Obama ‘Deporter-In-Chief’

National Council Of La Raza Dubs Obama ‘Deporter-In-Chief’

The nation’s largest Latino advocacy organization is taking its gloves off against one of its traditional allies.

Democrats want PFD guarantee put in Constitution

Democrats want PFD guarantee put in Constitution

A group of Democratic lawmakers is pushing an amendment to enshrine the Permanent Fund dividend in the Alaska Constitution.

‘Time Is Short’ On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

‘Time Is Short’ On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

Warning that “simply delaying action on the debt limit can cause harm to our economy,” Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew repeated Monday that he believes Congress should act soon to raise that limit so the federal government avoids even looking like it might default on its debts.

McCain’s ‘Liberal’ Record Earns Him Censure From Arizona GOP

McCain’s ‘Liberal’ Record Earns Him Censure From Arizona GOP

The Arizona Republic says: “Saturday’s censure came two weeks after the Maricopa County Republican Party passed a resolution to censure the senator on a 1,150-to-351 vote.

Extending Jobless Benefits Likely Delayed Again

Extending Jobless Benefits Likely Delayed Again

Later today, President Obama will be in Raleigh, N.C., where he’s expected to again make the case that Congress should extend the benefits.

On Evolution, A Widening Political Gap, Pew Says

On Evolution, A Widening Political Gap, Pew Says

The divide between Republicans and Democrats on their views of the scientific theory of evolution is widening, according to a new poll released by Pew’s Religion & Public Life Project.

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