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Obama lays out his final year's presidential course

posted on January 15, 2016 at 1:39 PM

Obama lays out his final year's presidential course
The president delivered his final State of the Union this week, laying out a plan for his final year in office. One of Obama’s priorities will be building a global coalition that he says will be helpful in diffusing conflicts and building economies. Full Story

Congress Averts Budget and Debt Crisis

posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:52 PM

Congress Averts Budget and Debt Crisis
In a move reminiscent of Houdini, congressional leaders freed themselves from the chains of gridlock this week, pushing a two-year bipartisan budget-and-debt deal through a heavily divided Congress. Full Story

Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee

posted on October 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee
For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Senate convened a committee hearing on biotechnology. Full Story

Transportation Bill gets an extension for the 34th time

posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Transportation Bill gets an extension for the 34th time
For the 34th time since 2009, Congress passed another in a series of short-term transportation funding extensions early this week. Full Story

Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

posted on July 31, 2015 at 4:14 PM

A Senate panel approved energy legislation Thursday that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open more areas of the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration. Full Story

Avian Flu hearing highlights successes and failures of response

posted on July 10, 2015 at 2:19 PM

Avian Flu hearing highlights successes and failures of response
The Avian Flu took center stage at a congressional hearing this week in Washington, D.C. Full Story

Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing

posted on June 5, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing
Western Drought took center stage this week at a Senate Subcommittee hearing on the opposite coast, where 57 percent of the region is experiencing moderate to severe drought. Full Story

Top Senate Republican Tells States: Ignore EPA Carbon Rules

posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming. Full Story

Obama Budget Tops $4 trillion

posted on February 6, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Obama Budget Tops $4 trillion
President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure. Full Story

Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

posted on January 30, 2015 at 4:46 PM

Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms
President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure. Full Story

Obama launches '15 agenda with address and a wink

posted on January 23, 2015 at 6:17 PM

Obama launches '15 agenda with address and a wink
President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure. Full Story

Senate Says Climate Change Real, but Doesn't Agree on Cause

posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:43 AM

The Republican-controlled Senate acknowledged Wednesday that climate change is real but refused to say humans are to blame. Full Story

Senate Takes Up Debate on Keystone XL Pipeline

posted on January 16, 2015 at 5:48 PM

Senate Takes Up Debate on Keystone XL Pipeline
From the opening salvo, partisan bickering over TransCanada’s proposed conduit to deliver Canadian oil sands crude to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico reverberated through the Senate. Full Story

Market to Market (November 21, 2014)

posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Market to Market (November 21, 2014)
Full Program: President Obama sidesteps Congress to reform immigration policy on his own. A lame duck Senate puts up yet another roadblock for the Keystone XL Pipeline. We visit a contest where competitors don husking hooks for a battle of the bangboards. Market... Full Story

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline
Falling just one vote shy of Senate approval, the Keystone XL pipeline, a political hot potato for nearly six years, was punted by lawmakers again this week. Full Story
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