Inmates who are held in solitary confinement spend 23 hours a day in small windowless cells, receiving their food on trays that are pushed through a slot in the cell's door.
With the legislative session getting ever closer, lawmakers have released another batch of bills for consideration.
Later today, President Obama will be in Raleigh, N.C., where he's expected to again make the case that Congress should extend the benefits.
It’s a fast start for the former Natural Resources Commissioner, who is in a three-way race for the Republican primary.
There won’t be many appropriations for Southeast Alaska projects this legislative session. That’s the word from Sitka Senator Bert Stedman, who represents most of the region.
onfirming one of the week's less-secret secrets, the White House announced Friday morning that President Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to be the next ambassador to the People's Republic of China.
The Senate voted 67 to 33 on Tuesday to move forward on the two-year, bipartisan budget plan that restores some of the automatic spending cuts of recent years, trims spending in other areas and appears to have put on hold until 2015 the bitter battles that led to this year's partial government shutdown.
The House is expected to vote Thursday on the bipartisan deal that would set spending levels for the next two years, replace many of the indiscriminate "sequester" budget cuts and, in theory at least, take off the table one of the most partisan of the many partisan issues that have contributed to the gridlock in Washington, D.C.
Janet Yellen cleared a key hurdle Thursday, as her confirmation hearing to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve went smoothly.