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Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation Package

Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation PackageThe Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would keep transportation dollars flowing until December. But it has not yet solved the problem of how to avoid any disruption in highway spending.

Campaign Profile: For Joe Miller, 2010 Looms Large

Campaign Profile: For Joe Miller, 2010 Looms LargeWhile 2010 left Joe Miller with big negatives, he also emerged with a good chunk of campaign cash, more than $800,000.

YouGov model shows Treadwell within reach of Begich

YouGov model shows Treadwell within reach of BegichYouGove polling shows Treadwell would do better against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in November than Sullivan would.

Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon Emissions

Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon EmissionsAustralia became the first country in the world to repeal a carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott made good on a campaign promise to get rid of the unpopular law.

Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late JuneMembers of Congress say they are confident of sending a unified version of a bill to overhaul veterans' health care to the president by the end of the month.

Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are True

Shinseki: Swift Action If Problems At VA Hospital Are TrueVeterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki tells NPR that he's determined to get to the bottom of allegations that veterans may have died at a Phoenix VA hospital while waiting for care.

‘I Knew It Wouldn’t Be Easy,’ Outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius Says

‘I Knew It Wouldn’t Be Easy,’ Outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius SaysHealth and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who has borne the brunt of criticism for the troubled rollout of the HealthCare.gov website, said Friday that as she prepares to leave that agency she is thankful to have had the chance to work on "the cause of my life."

Senate Panel Votes To Declassify Report On CIA Interrogations

Senate Panel Votes To Declassify Report On CIA InterrogationsA Senate panel voted on Thursday to declassify a controversial report on the interrogation techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency during the presidency of George W. Bush.

Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In TaxesSenior officials of Caterpillar Inc. defended the company against accusations that it had used an affiliate in Switzerland to avoided paying some $2.4 billion in taxes over a 12-year period.

Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics SayInmates 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.