| Feb 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Today was supposed to be the deadline for Democrats to bring a jobs bill to the Senate floor. But this weekend's epic snowstorm shuttered Washington, turning the roads into snow banks and shutting down staples of normalcy -- like the......
| May 10, 2010
With millions of dollars invested in campaign donations and an all-star lobbying team, BP executives could give an advanced class in how to build influence in Washington. But with millions of gallons of leaking oil bearing down Gulf Coast beaches and...
| Jun 30, 2010
| 7:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- Cruising toward confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan completed grueling Senate questioning Wednesday, unscathed by Republican challenges on abortion, gays in the military and gun rights while sidestepping partisan debate about...
| May 12, 2010
Political patience was whittling away for BP executives who can't stop a broken underwater well from pouring oil into the Gulf where crews tried the latest solution - submerging a second containment box designed to funnel the gusher to a waiting tanker....
| May 12, 2010
In the weeks after an oil rig exploded and killed 11 men in the Gulf of Mexico, worried environmental groups scoured the water for oil plumes, set up animal triage centers and stretched boom across shorelines.
Activists hope their involvement doesn't end...
| May 23, 2010
| 2:01 PM
So, who is this Roadside Strangler? Or, as U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny might be asking, how did he hijack my confirmation hearing?
When Chatigny, nominated by President Barack Obama to the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, faced his Republican...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 8:29 PM
WASHINGTON -- It's time to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and allow gay troops to serve openly for the first time in history, the nation's top defense officials declared Tuesday, with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Lawmakers from Kansas and Washington state praised the Obama Administration, the Department of Defense and the Air Force in finally giving the tanker contract to Boeing. The reaction was not the same in Alabama.
Gov. Sam Brownback (R)
"I have been...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 12:45 PM
The European plane-building company that lost out on a $35 billion refueling tanker deal said Friday it isn't appealing the Air Force's decision to go with Chicago-based Boeing.
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. said Friday it won't ask...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:19 PM
Airbus parent EADS conceded defeat in an epic, decade-long contest to sell aerial tankers to the Pentagon and confirmed it would not protest the award of a $30 billion contract to Boeing Co .
EADS North America Chairman Ralph Crosby expressed...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 9:07 AM
President Obama appears determined to publicly keep his distance from the congressional super-committee and its failure to put forward a deficit-reduction plan, despite Republican efforts to shift blame to his end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
In his first...
| May 20, 2011
| 9:01 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it would be "foolish" for Democrats to propose their own federal budget for 2012, despite continued attacks from Republicans that the party is ducking its responsibility to put forward a solution to the nation's...