| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:09 AM
When the Renewable Energy Fair started seven years ago at Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks, a lot of what we saw back then wasn't tried and true. Today, many of those technologies -- wind, solar and biomass -- are in use across Alaska, where some of the...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and volunteers were removing foreign marine organisms Thursday from a 66-foot-long dock that washed ashore on an Oregon beach after it was ripped from Japan in the 2011 tsunami.
The dock, which is 7 feet...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The economic impact of tsunami debris floating across the Pacific Ocean could reach far beyond the cost of cleanup. Oregon lawmakers believe the debris could be a threat to the fishing and shipping industries.
Oregon senator Ron Wyden (D) says he is...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 1:47 PM
There must be something about July that makes people think about life, liberty, and the pursuit of, well, Internet happiness.
Lake Jackson congressman and presidential wannabe Ron Paul has teamed up with his son and Kentucky senator Rand Paul to come...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Armageddon has arrived.
That is if you listen to the Republican tirades following the Supreme Court’s decision over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Most of it revolves around repeal and then replace, although there are no...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants.
Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:02 AM
Dozens of websites are going dark Wednesday, including popular sites like Wikipedia in protest of a bill called SOPA or Stop Online Piracy Act, an Internet legislation some say goes too far.
Among the sites going dark for 24 hours Wednesday includes:...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:32 PM
House lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill aimed at lowering the fees paid by Pandora Media and other Internet radio streaming services.
The bill proposes to change the way the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board calculates how much money Internet radio...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 5:11 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his debut as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan promised "America's comeback team" won't duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would "preserve"...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan.
The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...