| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:36 PM
SEATTLE — The Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska's Bristol Bay — home to the most productive sockeye salmon...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When Barack Obama won a historic victory in 2008, eight Democratic candidates captured Senate seats that had been in Republican hands.
Those same Democrats are now facing their first reelection campaigns in a less friendly political climate, and...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NASHUA, N.H. — For better or worse, they are the class of Obama.
Eight Democratic senators swept into office partly on Barack Obama's 2008 coattails are facing their first reelection bid without the benefit of having the president on the ballot...
| Feb 12, 2014
The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline may look like just another example of the partisan divide on Capitol Hill. If only it were that easy.
President Obama's dilemma over whether to approve the 1,600-mile pipeline, which would move oil from Canada to...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:23 PM
A new Gallup poll suggested Monday why Republicans running in some of the most contested U.S. Senate races this year will be campaigning fiercely against President Obama, even as their Democratic counterparts strive to make the races about anything but...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The big-spending conservative group American Crossroads and its nonprofit arm launched a new offensive Tuesday in the 2014 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate with an ad targeting North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and her support of the Affordable Care...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:53 AM
President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered a campaign blueprint for fellow Democrats who are facing a tough election this November: Challenge Republicans who criticize his signature healthcare law to come up with something better.
The president had...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:50 AM
The notably combative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz – the man many hold responsible for the federal government shutdown in October – had some holiday advice for his much more mild mannered colleague from Pennsylvania:
Indulge in stronger vices....
| May 6, 2014
| 9:20 AM
The long political battle over the Keystone XL pipeline could reach a pivotal moment this week if enough Democratic senators join Republicans to support a bill that would approve the project, all but guaranteeing a veto showdown with the White House....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday pledged to convene a hearing on allegations that excessive wait times at a Phoenix VA facility led to the deaths of 40 veterans.
Thousands of veterans have been kept waiting for care,...