Lisa Murkowski

(AP Photo)

Gay rights legislation gains bipartisan support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights advocates from both parties are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that would bar employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or […]

11/02/2013

Normally packed with tourists, the stairs leading from the Capitol Visitors Center up to the Capitol Rotunda are empty as the government shutdown enters a second week, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Dems to try for debt ceiling increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the Senate plan to move quickly toward a vote to allow the government to borrow more money, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown as the time remaining to stop a […]

10/08/2013

Fire warning high

Senators protest cuts to wildfire prevention funds

DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of Western U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to focus more on preventing wildfires rather than taking money from programs that clear potentially hazardous dead trees and […]

06/28/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama wants research to wean vehicles off oil

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to authorize $200 million a year for research into clean energy technologies that can wean automobiles off oil.

03/15/2013

King Cove, in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

Feds reject AK refuge road pitched to aid patients

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government said Tuesday it rejected a plan to build a road through a wildlife refuge that would have given a small Aleut village in Alaska better access to medical care.

02/05/2013