| Dec 1, 2013
Senators have long considered any change to filibuster rules to be "the nuclear option." But the recent action by Democrats to limit the use of filibusters in blocking most presidential nominations didn't go nearly far enough.
Now is the time to get rid...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:07 PM
When Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his bid for a fourth term Monday, it was no surprise that he did so at an elementary school – a long way from the headquarters of Cover Oregon where software engineers are still trying to fix problems with...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Republican resentment over the Democrats' decision to change Senate rules and eliminate filibusters on nominations has led to a form of trench warfare in the already deliberative body, producing long hours and hard feelings as the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency.
With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
| Jun 12, 2013
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:10 PM
A growing number of Indian tribes are getting into the payday loan business, saying they just want to raise revenue for their reservations while helping cash-strapped consumers nationwide.
But federal officials suspect that, at least in some cases,...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 4:36 PM
One of the Hill's most prolific social networkers, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, tweeted Monday advocating an end to automatic congressional pay raises. Vitter, a Republican facing a bumpy reelection ride in an atmosphere hostile to incumbents, joined...
| Dec 15, 2009
| 4:34 PM
President Obama went to a Home Depot in northern Virginia today to pitch energy independence as a surefire way to produce jobs. And he said, several times, that weatherizing or insulation is sexy, explaining that it's cool to save money.......
| Oct 29, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Itâs been quite a week for Brammo Inc., the Oregon-based manufacturer of the Enertia electric motorcycle. Last Saturday, the company celebrated the opening of its first California sales outlet at the Best Buy store in El Segundo, where it held......