Passage of the spending bill, which goes to Obama for signing, averts a midnight government shutdown. It also leaves the bitter fight over spending to the next Congress.
12/21/2010 09:44 pm
Spotted knapweed: It's not clear why Michigan beekeepers are so worried about knapweed control when those in other states haven't been as much. Some in the industry speculated Michigan beekeepers may rely on knapweed more for nectar and pollen than those in other states.
12/21/2010 11:20 am
Lunar eclipse: For some cities, the local weather will unfortunately not cooperate for a view of tonight's big moon show.
12/20/2010 05:42 pm
The Obama administration has announced 13 additional measures to address concerns about a potential Asian carp migration. But many Midwest states are demanding a permanent barrier to separate the Mississippi River from Lake Michigan.
12/17/2010 07:41 pm
In Pictures Frozen forms
Opposition to the war in Afghanistan has Obama walking on eggshells with his Democratic base.
12/16/2010 04:14 pm
Republican Party chairman Michael Steele says he's running for reelection. Steele cites big GOP wins in the midterm elections, but his critics argue that gains could have been bigger without him.
12/14/2010 01:10 pm
Senators vote to end debate on GOP-Obama tax deal, clearing the way for its passage. Attention now shifts to the House, where liberal Democrats are expected to discuss revisions.
12/13/2010 09:15 pm
A giant snow storm wreaking havoc on the Midwest is sending blasts of frigid air plunging toward the Southeast. Sound familiar? The atmospheric dynamics are still somewhat of a mystery.
12/13/2010 03:30 pm
In Pictures Winter weather