| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON Washington state Republican Rep. Doc Hastings is calling it quits after 20 years in Congress, an unexpected announcement that drew both cheers and jeers Thursday in the nation's capital.
His departure is welcome news to environmentalists who...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union address, President Obama will touch on his healthcare law but keep the focus instead on his agenda to tackle income inequality: a push to increase the minimum wage, extend unemployment benefits and boost access...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Two Los Angeles stations will share their spectrum in a pilot project designed to show that such a technological feat is possible and generate momentum for a planned government auction of broadcast airwaves.
Public TV station KLCS and Spanish language...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Yet again, the long-time effort to establish rules of the road for the Internet has hit a big pothole.
The D.C. Circuit, in striking down many of the FCC's existing net neutrality rules on Tuesday, once again casts doubt on whether regulators can...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Two prominent lawmakers want to create a new playbook for the media and telecommunications industries.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the Communications...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- A moderate Republican congressman from New Jersey announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection in 2014 – a possible consequence of last month’s 16-day government shutdown.
Rep. Jon Runyan, a second-term lawmaker who...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:48 PM
WASHINGTON - The primary runoff for a congressional seat in Alabama, seen as a bellwether in the Republican Party's civil war, closed Tuesday with establishment-backed Bradley Byrne overtaking conservative upstart Dean Young, officials said.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON – House Republicans are pursuing an all-of-the-above strategy to halting President Obama’s healthcare law, using the threat of next week’s government shutdown and the need to raise the debt limit in mid-October as leverage...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The month-long blackout of CBS O&Os from Time Warner Cable systems in key major markets has igniting a feverish round of lobbying in Washington, pitting cable and satellite operators who want to see Congress step in against broadcasters who see little...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 6:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting on the Senate's first budget since President Barack Obama took office, a Democratic-led panel is moving toward party-line approval of a fiscal blueprint that would trim the budget deficit while protecting safety net programs...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:29 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Republican Jason Smith won a comfortable victory Tuesday over 7 opponents including fellow state representative Steve Hodges to take over the Missouri Congressional seat previously held by fellow Republican Jo Ann Emerson.