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KTUU.comAlaska’s U.S. senators are among the bipartisan sponsors of an act that would severely hinder plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to close post offices in many of the nation’s rural areas. The Protecting Rural Post Offices Act was...
The battle over the federal budget has been playing out slowly in Congress for weeks, but it came galloping toward Maryland's thoroughbred farms recently in the form of a proposed tax increase. After threatening to trim the nation's ballooning budget...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida Senator Bill Nelson and a dozen of his colleagues urged federal officials on Thursday to use new regulations to curb speculators from driving up gas prices. “Speculators are...
The SwampResidents of Grand Isle, La. express their frustration with BP Monday. (EPA/Bevil Knapp) by Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger It was close to 2 a.m. when Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and others on a House-Senate conference committee saw......
Los Angeles TimesDespite his conviction last month on corruption charges, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the nation's longest-serving Republican senator, clung tenuously to his seat yesterday as congressional Democrats exulted in their election gains elsewhere around the...
President-elect Barack Obama dove immediately into his transition to the White House this morning, accepting congratulations from President Bush and the Pope, preparing to commence intelligence briefings and reportedly asking Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) to...
The Swampby Frank James The federal indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens certainly is buoying Democratic hopes that they could pick up enough Senate seats to get to the magical 60 votes, enough for a veto-proof majority. It would be the......
The Swampby Jill Zuckman Labor leaders will host a reception tonight in Chicago for Senate Democratic candidates from across the country as part of the AFL-CIO's semi-annual Executive Council meeting. "The presidential gets a lot of attention, but in fact, the.......
Tags: National Government, David Axelrod, Parliament, Football, Sports
The Swampby Frank James One of the biggest question marks right now about what will happen on Election Day is whether Democrats will gain a filibuster-proof Senate by reaching 60 votes. The filibuster, of course, is the way that the Senate......
The Swampby James Oliphant Congressional Democrats appear close to having something they haven't known for a long time: power. After being marginalized by the Bush administration and stymied by a cohesive Republican minority, Democrats on the Hill look poised to...
Spin CycleWith all the attention on the monumental presidential contest and local eyes watching to see whether Democrats can capture the state Senate, a handful of U.S. Senate races have not received much attention in these parts. But Sen. Charles......
The Swampby James Oliphant Twelve Senate races are considered to be close this Election Day. The outcome could have a significant impact on the balance of power on the Hill. Democrats are chasing a 60-vote majority, which would allow them to......
Tags: National Government, Parliament, Polls, Jim Martin, Bobby Jindal
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