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Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate

Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In SenateA bill that would require transparency by nonprofit groups related to federal elections met with united opposition from Republicans Wednesday, at the first Senate hearing on what its supporters call the Disclose Act.

Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In SenateA bill that would have let millions of people refinance their student loans at a lower interest rate has failed in the Senate, after Republicans objected that it included a tax on the wealthy to pay for it.

House Lawmakers Vote To Reopen Benghazi Probe

House Lawmakers Vote To Reopen Benghazi ProbeRepublicans accuse the White House of misleading the public about the nature of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack and stonewalling efforts by Congress to investigate. Democrats see the creation of the new investigative committee as an election-year political ploy to raise money and motivate the party's base.

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

Cops Can’t Have Sex With Prostitutes, Hawaiian Lawmakers SayHonolulu'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 AgainIn 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 hateIn 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 ProsecutionsThe 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 ConstitutionA 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 SaysWarning 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.
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