Scott Brown, Republican from Massachusetts, has quickly learned the art of the backroom deal in the US Senate, almost six months since capturing the late Ted Kennedy's seat.
07/01/2010 04:45 pm
The House of Representatives voted 237 to 192 Wednesday for a House-Senate compromise on financial reform. But the votes necessary for passage in the Senate aren't assured yet.
06/30/2010 08:47 pm
'The Last Station,' featuring Christopher Plummer as Leo Tolstoy on DVD, PBS hosts 'A Capitol Fourth' from Washington D.C., the annual Tanglewood music festival begins, and more top picks.
06/30/2010 06:11 pm
Wreck Of Andrea Doria: The 75-pound bronze bridge bell from the SS Andrea Doria, an Italian ocean liner that sunk off of the coast of Massachusetts in 1956, has been discovered by a group of divers.
06/30/2010 05:59 pm
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.
06/29/2010 08:54 pm
Chicago gun ban: A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago's decades-old handgun ban.
06/29/2010 10:49 am
The death of Sen. Robert Byrd opens up room for the sixth Senate appointee since January 2009. Some states are considering whether a special election is a better option for selecting a senator.
06/28/2010 08:01 pm
Great white shark was caught 20 miles off of the Massachusetts coast. State officials caught the shark and after a 15-minute battle, they were able to tag it.
06/28/2010 06:02 pm
West Virginia Democrat Robert Byrd had been in Congress since 1953. He won his ninth term to the US Senate in 2006.
06/28/2010 07:35 am