2012 Campaign

Roadmap to the next highway bill

Policy Committees Driving Activity While the current surface transportation authorization, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), is due to expire on September 30th, the Department…

President Speaks With Mudslide Victims & Asparagus Harvest

President Speaks With Mudslide Victims Asparagus Harvest I’m Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today. During his brief stopover in the rural community of Oso on Tuesday to survey…

The president comes to Oso

By Beckye Randall  The president comes to Oso Locals stopped to watch helicopters and an Osprey aircraft as they traveled across the sky above north Snohomish County. April…

Features

2012 US Senate Races Overview

2012 US Senate Races Overview

US Senators serve a six-year term.  The terms are staggered so that one-third of the…

We’re Shutting Down to Protest SOPA

We’re Shutting Down to Protest SOPA

We’re shutting down our website tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18th in protest of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act  (SOPA).…

Legislation

H.R. 3623, The Improving Access to Capital for Emerging Growth Companies Act

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H.R. 3583, The Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act

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S. 1448, The Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act

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Corruption

FEC sends senators erroneous warnings

The Federal Election Commission has issued 21 U.S. Senate candidates — both Democratic and Republican — threatening letters that question why…

Florida 2012

Gene Lyons: The old South fades

Politically speaking, we live by caricature. Particularly in the age of satellite TV news and Internet fulmination, the temptation is to melodrama. So I wasn’t terribly surprised…

Massachusetts 2012

National Dems jump into Mass. Senate race air war

(CNN) – With two and a half weeks to go until a special Senate election in Massachusetts, two national Democratic groups are going up with television commercials…

Nevada 2012

11 takeaways from Sen. Harry Reid’s visit to the Sun

Christopher DeVargas Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sits down with the Las Vegas Sun on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. By Sun Staff (contact) Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 |…

Virginia 2012

Va. Lawmakers Back At Work, But Not Dealing With Medicaid Impasse

Republicans in the General Assembly are opposed to expanding the program for low-income residents, but that could threaten the passage of a state budget. Meanwhile, news outlets…

New Mexico 2012

School District Unsure About Graduation Requirements

    The Aesop’s Fable goes like this: A boy cries wolf when there is no wolf, and the first time, the whole town rushes to help him.…

Ohio 2012

In Congress, 2014 begins with shrunken ambitions

Set to begin a new session Monday, lawmakers are struggling to find optimism that 2014 will mark a pivot point for an institution whose historically low approval…

Michigan 2012

Peters endorsed by Stabenow and Levin for U.S. Senate

In a press release, Levin said, “It’s of course important to me that the person who is elected to represent Michigan in the Senate next year be…

New York 2012

Sen. Gillibrand’s military sexual assault bill passes

Congress is sending President Barack Obama a comprehensive defense bill that would crack down on sexual assault in the military and add protections for victims. The Senate…