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  • Bolling won't rule out write-in campaign

    Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling isn't out on the hustings, he isn't raising money and he isn't bombarding Virginia residents with ads asking for their vote for governor. But as the party nominees for the post, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and...
  • House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate

    House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate
    The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party. The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • Forest Service's new logging approach helps Alaska town

    Forest Service's new logging approach helps Alaska town
    A few years ago, the U.S. Forest Service was getting ready to open up several large stands of old-growth trees here on Kupreanof Island in an attempt to sustain southeast Alaska's beleaguered timber industry. The target was up to 70 million board feet of...
  • Senate rejects attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, health reform

    Senate rejects attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, health reform
    The Senate has rejected a bill that would have blocked funding for implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law. The 47-53 vote, which broke along party lines, was an expected result in the chamber, which is run by Democrats. The bill...
  • Obama faces tricky decision on polar bear, climate change

     
    Just as President Obama faces a Congress that promises to be more skeptical of climate-related environmental regulation, a federal court has tossed a controversial case back in his lap: the polar bear. The bear was the first species to be......
  • Sink wins ‘worst candidate’ award from MSNBC

     
    Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink finally won something this fall — but it's not recognition she'll be bragging about. MSNBC co-hosts Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie gave her their “Worst Candidate of 2010″ award this morning. “You...
  • Ticket Replay: Quietly, America's Election Day becomes Election Month

     
    Early voting fundamentally changes the way Americans cast their ballot -- and the way candidates campaign....
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delays protections for Pacific walrus

     
    Pacific walruses need additional protection from the threat of climate warming but cannot be added to the threatened or endangered list because other species are a higher priority, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday. Walrus will be added........
  • Weekly remarks: GOP says U.S. must develop more domestic oil; Obama marks Women's History Month

     
    Democrat says still insufficient equality for American women; Republican woman from Alaska says Obama cripples domestic oil development....
  • Maine's Olympia Snowe decries partisanship -- when it suits her

     
    Olympia Snowe of Maine, one-half of that state's moderate Republican Senate delegation, is taking her ball and going home. Snowe announced Tuesday that she won't seek reelection because she's had it with hyper-partisanship. "I do find it frustrating,"...
  • U.S. Senate cloture motion approved 62-37, clearing way to Aponte confirmation

     
    Updated 2:18 p.m. 06/14/12 with comments from Sen. Marco Rubio. Two years after Mari Carmen Aponte was nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, the U.S. Senate is ready to confirm her to that post. Aponte's nomination has been on hold but a 62-37...