Lawmakers are looking at how to reform the Minerals Management Service (MMS), which oversees offshore drilling. Reports before and after the Gulf oil spill show it is deeply intertwined with Big Oil.
It appears as if Democrats will rally enough votes in the House to pass a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' The situation in the Senate is less clear, though the bill seems set to get through committee.
President Obama hoped to reach out to Senate Republicans in a meeting Tuesday. But 'we simply have a large difference of opinion,' one said.
The Supreme Court was designed by the Founders to be elitist.
A new Nebraska abortion law could make its way to the Supreme Court. Instead of using evolving medical science to redefine when life begins, the court must hold that the due process clause’s primary guarantee of life make abortion unconstitutional.
Mt. St. Helens erupted 30 years ago. With an Icelandic volcano causing global problems today, the Mt. St. Helens anniversary is a reminder of volcanic activity in America's Lower 48 states.
Dark clouds of smoke and fire are seen as oil burns during a controlled fire in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard, working in partnership with BP, local residents, and other federal agencies conducted the in situ burn to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the offshore drilling oil rig, Deepwater Horizon.
After three days of blocking tactics, Republicans allowed the financial reform bill to proceed. What's next? Weeks of amendments as Republicans – and some on the left – try to change the bill.
The financial reform bill did not get enough votes to open debate in the Senate Monday. But there appears to be progress behind the scenes, and the bill could resurface this week.