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  • Environmental groups concerned about looming water rule fight in Senate

    Environmental groups concerned about looming water rule fight in Senate
    WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki pledges urgent healthcare fixes

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki called in leaders of key veterans groups Thursday and pledged to keep VA hospitals open nights and weekends if necessary to set up speedy appointments for veterans whose long waits for medical care have...
  • In Alaska Senate race, Republicans rally around Republicans

    The final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they'd eaten salmon in the last week. Tea party candidate Joe Miller:...
  • Showbiz Democrats Rally to Keep Party's Grip on Senate in Midterm Elections

    One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's online attack ads against Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. Get it? Unpopular president + scandalized filmmaker +...
  • Establishment Republican defeats tea party foe in Alaska Senate race

    The tea party’s victory drought against establishment Republicans persisted in the hard-fought battle for the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, as former state Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan defeated tea party favorite Joe Miller....
  • Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans

    Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans
    Six months ago, a House Republican campaign official listed the top three issues that would propel the party's candidates to victory in the midterm election: "Obamacare, Obamacare, Obamacare." It was a strategy that worked well in 2010, when GOP...
  • Congress moves to reverse budget cuts to veterans' benefits

    WASHINGTON -- The House could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and reverse a cut made to some veterans' benefits as part of the recent budget deal. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled the...
  • Drone giant California loses bids for federal testing sites

    Drone giant California loses bids for federal testing sites
    WASHINGTON — Although California is home to some of the nation's biggest drone manufacturers, the state was passed over Monday when the federal government picked six sites across the nation for testing the use of robotic aircraft in U.S. airspace....
  • Next phase of the Obamacare battle: dueling personal stories

    Next phase of the Obamacare battle: dueling personal stories
    When the White House and its allies sought to regain control of the healthcare debate as Obamacare rolled into effect Wednesday, the face of that effort was not President Obama, but Mary-Therese — a Floridian who said she was diagnosed with breast...
  • Bristol Bay: Washington senator, chefs protest Pebble Mine

    SEATTLE -- Eight days after the federal government declared that a proposed mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay would have a devastating effect on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, a Washington senator and 250 chefs and food professionals...
  • For Congress, healthcare plans remain a notch above

    For Congress, healthcare plans remain a notch above
    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...