Putting a price on carbon emissions will help America reduce dependence on polluting fossil fuels and speed the transition to clean energy, Obama told a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday. Republicans decried that idea as a tax that will hurt the economy.
Bear attack: The black bear remained on the loose Tuesday despite traps set after the animal mauled a hiker in the first recorded bear attack on a human in Kentucky.
BP boycott by consumers is hurting local gas retailers. Retailers want BP to lower the price they pay for the company's gasoline.
Sen. Robert Byrd, who died early Monday, had an unrivaled grasp of Senate procedure. He’ll also be remembered for the outsize share of federal dollars he won for his state, West Virginia.
The bill would have extended tax credits and unemployment benefits, but it failed on a procedural vote. Many Republicans say they support the aims of the legislation, but they want to see more effort to cut spending.
Sandra Bullock made a surprise appearance Tuesday night at the Nashville Rising flood relief benefit concert.
Rod Blagojevich sorted through ways he could benefit personally from the senate seat vacated when Obama won the presidential election, according to testimony and wiretap recordings.
Senate Democrats feel pressure to 'do something' on the long-stalled energy bill. The Gulf oil spill has widened the partisan divide. The White House will hold a bipartisan meeting Wednesday.
When Russian President Medvedev visits Washington this week, he will sign a new agreement on international adoption.
Vacuum pumps, oil-eating bacteria, and hair booms are a few of the ideas for dealing with the Gulf oil spill.