| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Saving enough to retire has become impossible for most Americans. U.S. Census data indicates that even as health care, education and housing costs have soared, average working families earn less today than they did in 1989.
The National Retirement...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Trying to align lawmakers with the people they represent, Congress three years ago decided that when the new healthcare plan took effect, members would give up their platinum health benefits and enroll in the online marketplaces created...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 4:46 AM
In an effort to put lawmakers on equal footing with the people they represent, Congress mandated three years ago that members give up the platinum federal health benefits they currently enjoy and enroll in the Obamacare online marketplaces created for...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:25 PM
WASHINGTON — Democrats made a historic change to Senate rules Thursday, ending the minority party's ability to use filibusters to block most presidential nominations and, in the process, virtually guaranteeing that the rest of President Obama's term...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON � Republicans preparing to challenge U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., next year may not have a leading candidate, but they believe they've been handed a gold-plated issue in the tumultuous rollout of President Barack Obama's health-care...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Sixteen Senate Democrats met with President Obama on Wednesday to urge that he right his foundering healthcare website, warning of a "crisis of confidence" if he doesn't act quickly.
The president's team acknowledged struggling with...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:50 PM
WASHINGTON — For most of the last two decades, Republicans such as Rep. Patrick Meehan, who represents a politically competitive district near Philadelphia, have been the odd men out in a House caucus dominated by conservatives such as those aligned...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The almost-day-old partial government shutdown is having varied affects across Alaska. Here's a look at what the shutdown means, by the numbers:
Of the 750 National Park Service employees in Alaska, spokesperson John Quigley says 64 are working...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:54 AM
STORY UPDATED AT 10:40 p.m. at 9/30/13:
Alaska’s D.C. Delegation responded to the Federal Government shutdown and each member expressed frustration with the results.
“I have been through several government shutdowns during my time here in...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:12 PM
A recent change to the federal government’s guidelines to purchasing food could bring a boost to Alaska’s seafood industry.
On Monday, the Government Service Administration revised its guidelines and dropped a previous policy - requiring...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened conservatives who forced House Republican leaders to push a stopgap spending bill that unravels President Barack Obama's health care law are digging in for a long fight, determined to stop "Obamacare" before the first...