The across the board government spending cuts go into effect two weeks from Friday. This week President Barack Obama proposed a short term mix of spending cuts and tax increases to delay the sequester, but Republicans on Capitol Hill called it dead on arrival.
The president said he worries that "as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast, everything we've been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast is forgotten." He and other leaders, Obama said, need to retain the "humility" they express when praying.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
A new report from an oil and gas trade association is predicting a windfall for Alaska if the government opened federally owned lands and water to drilling.
A lawsuit over congressional district lines in Florida produces emails showing coordination between lawmakers and Republican Party officials, which is prohibited by the state Constitution.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
A resolution opposing the Obama administration's executive actions on gun control has been officially introduced to an Alaska Senate panel.
- Tuesday at 5:00 pm - President Obama will deliver his State of the Union Address to Congress LIVE on 360 North in this PBS Newshour Special Report.
Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., is President Obama’s nominee to be the next defense secretary.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she had a productive meeting with President Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary.
Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month's mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Today, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a confirmation hearing for Sen. John Kerry for Secretary of State.