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  • Senate's 16 new members arrive on Capitol Hill: Who are they?

    Starting this Monday, the Senate welcomes 16 fresh faces to the Capitol’s marbled halls. While they won’t be sworn into office until January, these newly-elected members – three Democrats and 13 Republicans – come to Washington to tour the buildings, learn rules of decorum, and meet with their future coworkers. The new Senators come largely from open seats where both parties had a new candidate on the ticket and include a handful of tea partyers.
    11/16/2010 07:15 pm

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  • Energy Voices Will Ernest Moniz be the next Energy secretary?

    A short list of candidates for the next Energy secretary is emerging with nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz at the top. His mix of energy and political experience could be plus as Energy secretary, but some environmentalists worry he's too pro industry.

  • Energy Voices Steven Chu to resign from top post at Energy Department

    Steven Chu, who will step down from his post as Energy secretary, made renewables a centerpiece of his tenure. While advances in wind and solar garnered praise from Democrats, Republicans excoriated Steven Chu and the Obama administration when clean-energy investments backfired.  

  • Opinion Johnny Depp will have a hard time saving American Indians from Paul Ryan's budget

    Johnny Depp plans to remake Tonto as an equal in the film 'The Lone Ranger.' Equality is harder to find in the real world. Paul Ryan’s budget would drastically cut health services for American Indians – a population with some of the highest poverty, disease, and mortality rates in the world.

  • Democrat Kent Conrad says he'll retire: big opportunity for GOP in Senate

    Democrat Kent Conrad, a four-term incumbent from North Dakota, says he will not seek reelection in 2012, giving Republicans their first big chance to pick up a Senate seat in the next election.
    01/18/2011 03:24 pm

  • Are TSA pat-downs and full-body scans unconstitutional?

    The TSA says the pat-downs and full body scans are necessary to keep airliners safe. But critics ask if such intimate searches violate the Fourth Amendment.
    11/17/2010 04:03 pm

  • Senate's 16 new members arrive on Capitol Hill: Who are they?

    Starting this Monday, the Senate welcomes 16 fresh faces to the Capitol’s marbled halls. While they won’t be sworn into office until January, these newly-elected members – three Democrats and 13 Republicans – come to Washington to tour the buildings, learn rules of decorum, and meet with their future coworkers. The new Senators come largely from open seats where both parties had a new candidate on the ticket and include a handful of tea partyers.
    11/16/2010 07:15 pm

  • Tea Party 101: Who are its followers and what do they want?

    Of all the protest signs at all the rallies where people gathered last year to object to Washington's plans to save the US economy and reform healthcare, this hand-lettered one is memorable: "You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out." That's the "tea party" movement in a nutshell. Here's a look at the tea party movement – its birth, its leadership, and its aspirations.
    09/29/2010 12:42 pm

  • Senate enters total gridlock as Election 2010 nears

    Democrats failed to move forward on a bill that would have ended a tax break critics say rewards companies who send jobs abroad. Legislation is going nowhere ahead of Election 2010.
    09/28/2010 05:03 pm

  • Midterm elections: not all bad news for Democrats

    Midterm elections are historically difficult for the president's party. With the economy in trouble, this year will likely be no different for Democrats – but it might not be as bad as it could be.
    07/30/2010 12:35 pm

  • Obama’s Oval Office moment: Now he owns Gulf oil spill

    President Obama will address many audiences in his Oval Office speech tonight – from Gulf Coast residents to BP to Congress. His goal is to show that he has a handle on the Gulf oil spill.
    06/15/2010 05:24 pm

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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