| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Kansas Congressmen Mike Pompeo (KS-4) and Tim Huelskamp (KS-1) were among 248 members of the House to vote for a controversial cyber security bill.
The House approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act on Thursday. It allows companies...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:24 PM
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus has released a powerful “It Gets Better” video featuring co-chairs Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). All are openly gay members...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Ron Paul and others will introduce a bill that would give states the rights to deal with marijuana the way they best see fit...