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  • Keep the drone debate alive

    It's become accepted wisdom that Washington has become pathologically polarized and partisan, with every new debate inevitably breaking down along party lines. That's why it was so remarkable last week when Rand Paul's old-fashioned talking filibuster...
  • Scams targeting veterans on the rise

    There are thousands of "free lunch" seminars that attract large audiences. In 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority scrutinized 110 securities firms that presented free lunch seminars. Their report...
  • Senators urge protection of Hanford whistleblower Tamosaitis

    Two U.S. senators angered by the firing of whistle-blower Walter Tamosaitis from the contaminated Hanford, Wash., nuclear site sharply criticized the U.S. secretary of Energy on Wednesday.  Tamosaitis, an engineer, had raised safety concerns two years...
  • From Pellets to Plants, Chena Renewable Energy Fair Promotes Innovation

    From Pellets to Plants, Chena Renewable Energy Fair Promotes Innovation
    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...
  • Internet sales tax bill advances, but final Senate passage delayed

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday failed to pass bipartisan legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from larger Internet retailers, but the bill cleared a key procedural hurdle and is on track for approval after lawmakers return...
  • House bill would cut fees for Pandora, other Internet radio services

    House bill would cut fees for Pandora, other Internet radio services
    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...
  • U.S. loses millions on coal leases, inspector general report says

    WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department is losing tens of millions of dollars in revenue annually because it leases public land for coal mining at rock-bottom prices, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general The report focuses on coal...
  • Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief

    Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief
    WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
  • White House, GOP push against amendment limiting NSA powers

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama Administration has joined with GOP leaders in a furious lobbying effort against a measure up for a vote late Wednesday in the House of Representatives that would curtail the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S....
  • Fire James Clapper, then put him in the dock

     
    I invite my most clever, lawyerly comment contributors to make the case that National Intelligence Director James Clapper (right) did not brazenly commit perjury during his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12. Oregon Democrat Ron...
  • Going for broke on Medicare

     
    If Mitt Romney loses this election, it might well be because he chose a running mate, Paul Ryan, who dared  put his name on a plan to reform Medicare. Polls show Ryan's premium support-voucher approach hasn't been playing well with many voters,...