| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Republican Senator Dean Heller, the junior Senator from Nevada, announced Monday his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which likely makes him the crucial 60th vote in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's attempt to get the bill...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:24 PM
Today, the message of Neill Franklin, a former Baltimore police commander, hit the floor of Congress.
That message: End the drug war.
Franklin, now the executive director of the organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, was cited by U.S. Rep....
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:27 PM
In a dimly lit underground vault a block from Camden Yards, the Federal Reserve is holding millions of dollars in cash that nobody wants.
The money — stored in cloth and plastic sacks piled high on metal shelving units — is in the unloved...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 11:25 PM
DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
President Obama's tribute, politicians' tweets and a congressman's Mork mockup showed just how widespread the shock and sadness was over the death of Robin Williams.
His humor often touched on politics, and often it was quite biting. At a concert in...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:05 AM
When Rep. Jared Polis found that a 100-foot tower and a drilling operation had been built last year across the road from his weekend home, he told his story on YouTube, predicting that by fighting for "sensible regulations" he would become the anti-...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the government to disclose all data it relies upon when determining whether a species is endangered.
GOP supporters say the legislation was introduced in response to an increasing number of plant and...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation's war on drugs.
Lately, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration has found itself under attack in...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:52 PM
DENVER — In an acknowledgment of the breadth of destruction that has visited his state, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Thursday the appointment of a business executive to oversee the state's recovery from catastrophic flooding, which he...
| 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...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Many Latinos say they are less likely than before to report crimes because local police are increasingly involved in enforcing immigration laws, leading to a sharp increase in deportations, according to a new study.
About 44% of...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:32 AM
By Andrea Garcia-Vargas, Chicago Tribune editorial board intern Last weekend, Seattle celebrated its annual Hempfest, a festival advocating cannabis policy reform. Considering that Washington recently decriminalized marijuana, it was a no-brainer that...