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Senators dine with President, enjoy Alaska’s finest

Senators dine with President, enjoy Alaska’s finestWomen make up half the U.S. population but just 20% of the Senate. So the relationships among female senators tend to be close, regardless of party.

U.N. passes global arms treaty that faces opposition in Senate

Fifty countries will need to ratify the treaty. In the United States, only the Senate does so, and because of the magnitude of these treaties, they require 67 votes.

Reports: Obama To Propose Cuts In Social Programs

Reports: Obama To Propose Cuts In Social ProgramsThere's breaking budget news from several places this morning.

Begich Furloughs Staff, Will Return Fraction of Pay

Begich Furloughs Staff, Will Return Fraction of PayHis spokesperson says the amount Senator Begich returns will be calculated from the money saved from those furloughs.

Murkowski introduces new revenue sharing bill

Murkowski introduces new revenue sharing billUnder Senator Murkowski’s plan, coastal states would receive 27.5 percent of revenue generated from offshore energy.

Dueling Claims In Syria After Unconfirmed Reports About Chemical Weapons

Dueling Claims In Syria After Unconfirmed Reports About Chemical WeaponsWhile state-controlled media in Syria are claiming that opposition forces are responsible for what may have been a chemical weapon attack Tuesday in the city of Aleppo, rebel spokesman Qassim Saadeddine is telling Reuters that the opposition was "not behind this attack."

Senate committee questions Interior nominee on Alaska issues

President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Interior Department, REI chief executive Sally Jewell had her time before the Senate Energy committee today.

Scientists Are The New Kings (Or At Least Secretaries) At Energy Department

Scientists Are The New Kings (Or At Least Secretaries) At Energy DepartmentWith President Obama naming Ernest Moniz to be the nation's next energy secretary, he continued a relatively recent trend of putting scientists atop a part of the federal bureaucracy once overseen by political types.

The Sequester That Wasn’t Meant To Happen Begins

The Sequester That Wasn’t Meant To Happen BeginsWith President Obama's signing of the order to commence the sequester spending cuts of $85 billion from this fiscal year's federal budget, what was once unthinkable is now hard reality.

Murkowski meets with Interior nominee Jewell

Murkowski meets with Interior nominee JewellU.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she had a good meeting with President Barack Obama's nominee for Interior secretary a week after she threatened to slow the nomination process.