| Nov 2, 2010
Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California.
Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
| Mar 14, 2012
| 5:17 AM
Proudly beating his father and grandfather to the Iditarodfinish line, 25-year-old Dallas Seavey can now claim bragging rights in Iditarod history -- becoming the youngest winning musher in the race's 40-year existence.
Seavey arrived in Nome Tuesday,...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:44 AM
U.S. senators from Alaska and Washington state called on Thursday for more investigation of a contagious and lethal fish virus recently detected for the first time in wild Pacific salmon, alarming marine scientists.
The infectious salmon anemia virus,...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:35 AM
A Coast Guard icebreaker cruising off the coast of Alaska after a research season in the Arctic Ocean should be diverted to clear a path to Nome so fuel can be delivered to that isolated northern city, the state's two U.S. senators said on Thursday.
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON--Republicans this afternoon held out hope for movement toward a debt plan, while one top Democratic senator warned there was a lot at stake.
In the Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell met reporters before 3 p.m. Chicago time...
| Oct 20, 2009
In February, Congress passed the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment act, which doled out billions of dollars intended to create or save American jobs.
The $787 billion were meant to spur the economy and get people back to work, but the official...
| Apr 1, 2010
| 12:14 PM
President Obama, after delaying and deliberating for a year, unveiled a controversial offshore drilling plan Wednesday that was driven largely by the politics of his agenda on energy and climate change -- not by hopes of changing the nation's energy...
| Aug 13, 2009
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin refused to retreat from her debunked claim that a proposed health care overhaul would create "death panels," as the growing furor over end-of-life consultations forced a key group of senators to abandon the idea in their...
| Aug 31, 2008
| 4:24 AM
by Frank James Now that Sen. John McCain has decided to turn his presidential campaign into a sequel of "Northern Exposure," the all-things-Alaska hit 1990s TV series, an essential guide is needed to Gov. Sarah Palin's Alaska and can......
| Dec 19, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by Jim Tankersley Barack Obama is done appointing his Cabinet. Now come the questions. The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee announced today it will dive into confirmation hearings on Energy Secretary nominee Steven Chu and Interior...
| Jan 13, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Jim Tankersley, and updated Only on Capitol Hill - and maybe an elite physics department near you - does a Nobel-winning scientist garner round-the-corner lines, an overflow crowd and a cascade of flashbulbs when he steps out in public.......