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The U.S. Postal Service is proceeding with recommendations to close three House-side post offices and is posting solicitations for public comment on whether to go ahead with the closures.
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Both sides in the fight over a proposed hard-rock mine near Alaskas Bristol Bay are ratcheting up their public relations efforts, as the EPAs comment period for a draft ecological risk assessment of the watershed draws to a close at the end of June.
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Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., cut a $100,000 check on Tuesday to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to a source familiar with his campaign.
A vote to end the filibuster is a vote to complete Yucca Mountain. Those were the words from Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander this morning linking the nuclear option debate to Majority Leader Harry Reids long-standing battle against a nuclear waste repository being built in his home state of Nevada.
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No one wants to be the guy languishing in the basement with a red stapler, but periodically a responsibility reshuffle can show whos on the way up and whos on the way out. And for those paying close attention, it can be sobering news.
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Q. I am a lobbyist with a question about lobbying disclosure forms. Technically, I know am supposed to file these forms a few times each year, and I always do. But sometimes I wonder why I bother.
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House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer is pushing Republicans to give votes to Democrats amendments for the GOPs farm bill if they want his vote and those of many other Democrats.
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Secretary of State John Kerry announced Tuesday he is appointing former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin to be the new special envoy to the African Great Lakes region.
Monday marked two months since the Senate voted against expanding federal background checks for firearms customers. Friday marked six months since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre pushed armed violence toward the top of this years legislative concerns.
Former Gov. Mike Rounds hired Jason Williams as his statewide coalitions director for his Senate campaign, according to a Tuesday announcement.
A political action committee created to encourage Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president received its first congressional endorsement on Tuesday.
Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell formally announced Tuesday that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Begich next year.
Speaker John A. Boehner faces one of his first big leadership tests of the year as he brings a farm bill to the floor this week amid opposition from a host of powerful conservative advocacy groups that have frequently bedeviled his speakership.
The White House threatened Monday to veto the bill heading to the House floor that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks.
States may not demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote, the Supreme Court ruled by a decisive 7-2 today.
Just hours after the Supreme Court ruled that federal law pre-empted Arizona from requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote, Sen. Ted Cruz said he would try to change that.