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Alaska tops corruption rankings in policy journal

Alaska tops corruption rankings in policy journalThe rankings were based on corruption-related convictions of federal, state and local public employees and elected officials from 1976 to 2008.

Obama: Country Needs To Do Some ‘Soul Searching’ On Gun Control

Obama: Country Needs To Do Some ‘Soul Searching’ On Gun ControlJust hours after another school shooting left two dead and one injured, President Obama was asked what he's going to do about these kinds of incidents.

New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad Impact

New Report Finds Climate Change Already Having Broad ImpactA new U.S. government report released Tuesday finds that climate change is already having a broad impact on both weather and the economy.

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contracts

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal ContractsNews broke this morning that President Obama will announce during his State of the Union address tonight that he's going to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage in new federal contracts.

Senate Democrats Detonate ‘Nuclear Option’ To Curb Filibusters

Senate Democrats Detonate ‘Nuclear Option’ To Curb FilibustersThere was high drama Thursday on the floor of the Senate as Democrats significantly changed the way business in the chamber is done.

Obama: American Ideals, National Security At Stake In Syrian Crisis

Obama: American Ideals, National Security At Stake In Syrian CrisisIn a prime-time speech that followed two weeks of high-stakes drama, President Obama asked the American people to support a military strike against Syria, even as he pursued a diplomatic solution to the standoff.

FAA Will Delay Closure Of 149 Air Traffic Control Towers Until June

FAA Will Delay Closure Of 149 Air Traffic Control Towers Until JuneThe Federal Aviation Administration has decided to delay the closing of 149 airport control towers until mid-June.

Public employee retirement, ferry system top priorities for Senator Dennis Egan

Public employee retirement, ferry system top priorities for Senator Dennis EganLifelong Democrat says it was 'gut wrenching' to join Republican Majority, but was best way to protect Southeast Alaska's interests.

Obama Hopes For Another Victory: Avoiding Fiscal Cliff

Obama Hopes For Another Victory: Avoiding Fiscal CliffPresident Obama is meeting with labor leaders at the White House on Tuesday — the first in a series of meetings aimed at avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts in the new year. The newly re-elected president is hoping to translate victory at the ballot box into success in shaping policy.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Will Fact Checks Always Be Ignored By Politicians?

Will Fact Checks Always Be Ignored By Politicians?As a stream of falsehoods and half-truths fell during the 2012 campaign, a swarm of fact checkers hustled to catch them. Fact checking hasn't stopped deception, but could it be more effective in interrupting politicians' narratives?» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
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