| Jul 1, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The economic impact of tsunami debris floating across the Pacific Ocean could reach far beyond the cost of cleanup. Oregon lawmakers believe the debris could be a threat to the fishing and shipping industries.
Oregon senator Ron Wyden (D) says he is...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 1:47 PM
There must be something about July that makes people think about life, liberty, and the pursuit of, well, Internet happiness.
Lake Jackson congressman and presidential wannabe Ron Paul has teamed up with his son and Kentucky senator Rand Paul to come...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Armageddon has arrived.
That is if you listen to the Republican tirades following the Supreme Court’s decision over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Most of it revolves around repeal and then replace, although there are no...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 5:11 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his debut as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan promised "America's comeback team" won't duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would "preserve"...
| Mar 10, 2013
If you took Sen. Rand Paul duck hunting, he'd probably shoot the decoy.
That's the impression the first-term Kentucky Republican gave when he took the floor of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday for a 13-hour rambling real-life imitation of Jimmy Stewart's...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 9:32 PM
"Even victors are by victories undone."
— John Dryden
WASHINGTON — Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of their "fiscal cliff" victory. When they flinched from allowing all of George W. Bush’s tax rates,...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- Let's not smother the shale-gas boom. It is the crown jewel of the disappointing economic recovery. Why tamper with success? Yet, there are those who argue that shale gas' benefits could be maximized if we restricted gas exports, mainly as...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 8:21 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There were moments Tuesday during the annual Future of Music Summit where the conversation about revenue in the digital music industry sounded like a scrum over crumbs, a desperate fight over an increasingly shrinking pie.
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Bronco's Tebow is TV magic. Amanpour out at ABC's `This Week'?...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
U.S. lawmakers introduced new anti-piracy legislation Thursday that would give the U.S. International Trade Commission authority to crack down on foreign websites offering bootleg movies and other counterfeit goods....