| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday failed to pass bipartisan legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from larger Internet retailers, but the bill cleared a key procedural hurdle and is on track for approval after lawmakers return...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over.
The Senate voted 63-30 Thursday to advance a bill that would impose state and local sales taxes on purchases...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:33 PM
When House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan proposed replacing Medicare in the future with subsidies for seniors to buy private insurance, even some of his fellow Republicans got antsy. Newt Gingrich notoriously called the idea “right wing social...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Medicare needs a makeover before it implodes, and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) may have just devised a way. If, of course, you're willing to make some concessions. The unlikely pair, as......
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A day after a widespread Internet blackout, key opponents of SOPA and PIPA warned Thursday that the controversial online piracy bills are not dead yet and called for lawmakers to slow down and start over....
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
If Mitt Romney loses this election, it might well be because he chose a running mate, Paul Ryan, who dared put his name on a plan to reform Medicare. Polls show Ryan's premium support-voucher approach hasn't been playing well with many voters,...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 8:11 AM
As U.S. House Republican Paul Ryan prepares to unveil a new budget plan Tuesday, the campaign arm for congressional Democrats have launched a preemptive strike against 41 House Republicans.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:25 AM
For some reason, South Korea (with about one-sixth the men that America has) is the world's largest consumer of male cosmetics, with its leading company approaching $1 billion a year in sales. According to a September Bloomberg Business Week dispatch,...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:40 AM
According to the U.S. Census, at 14.3 percent South Dakota has one of the highest percentages of people older than 65 of any state.
Only 10 states have a higher percentage.
By way of comparison, Florida, to no one’s surprise, leads the nation...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:09 AM
When the Renewable Energy Fair started seven years ago at Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks, a lot of what we saw back then wasn't tried and true. Today, many of those technologies -- wind, solar and biomass -- are in use across Alaska, where some of the...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and volunteers were removing foreign marine organisms Thursday from a 66-foot-long dock that washed ashore on an Oregon beach after it was ripped from Japan in the 2011 tsunami.
The dock, which is 7 feet...