With 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.
With 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.
U.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.
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would make it a felony for federal agents to enforce new gun control measures within the state.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has warned that the automatic spending cuts due to hit the Pentagon and other branches of government next week will damage U.S. national security.
A group of senators from New England, New York, Mississippi and Alaska is asking President Obama to request disaster aid for fisheries in their states.
After more than five years of recession and painfully slow recovery, President Obama has sent a powerful signal that he thinks the U.S. economy is now in much better shape — good enough, at least, to provide workers with raises.
Dozens of environmentalists were arrested, today, after they strapped themselves to the gate surrounding the White House.
President Barack Obama laid out his vision for the country last night that include new gun regulations … climate change legislation … and a new immigration policy.
U.S. intelligence officials say North Korea's nuclear test yielded an explosion of "approximately several kilotons."