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Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling _ and renewable energy
A tax bill moving forward in Congress would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power
Conyers' exit after decades could open political floodgates
John Conyers' resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century
Q&A: After Conyers resigns, what's next on misconduct front?
The resignation of Democratic Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House, brings renewed focus to allegations of sexual harassment in Congress and fresh questions of what's next as lawmakers confront a national reckoning with high-profile cases that have rocked Hollywood, the media
Several House Republicans Vote Against Naming Post Office After Maya Angelou
Nine House Republicans voted against naming a North Carolina post office after poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou Tuesday afternoon, the latest example of the polarization surrounding even the most mundane proceedings on Capitol Hill , particularly around issues of race. The vote was
President Obama's Denali Renaming Gets Mixed Reactions in Congress
The Obama administration’s decision to rename North America’s highest summit from Mount McKinley to its traditional Native American name, Denali, has divided lawmakers along geographical lines. Many lawmakers from McKinley’s home state of Ohio were furious with the announcement Sunday, while
The Note: The Numbers Are Talking
NOTABLES --BY THE NUMBERS: Bernie Sanders is closing in. That's the latest from a new poll released in Iowa over the weekend, showing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton leading Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders by only 7 percentage points, 37 percent to 30 percent. The Des Moines
The Primary Primer: 5 Races to Watch in Alaska and Wyoming
WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? Today, voters cast ballots in Alaska and Wyoming. The marquee race to watch is a three-way bitter GOP Senate primary in our nation’s 49th state. Alaskan voters will decide between the establishment front-runner, a tea partier with Sarah Palin’s backing, and...
Alaska Republican Rep . Don Young Reprimanded by House Ethics
Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving Republican currently in the House of Representatives, was reprimanded today by the House Ethics Committee, which ruled he violated House rules by improperly using campaign funds for personal use and accepting gifts without proper disclosure. After a 14-month ...
The Note: Grill On The Hill - Homeland Security Edition
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IN THE HOT SEAT: President Obama’s pick for a key national security post is set to be grilled on Capitol Hill today over allegations of misconduct, specifically that he “personally facilitated and assisted” the approval of a visa application for...
Tea Party Fight Brewing in Alaska Senate Race
Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell Faces Off Against Conservative Activist Joe Miller