By Steve Contorno | 09/12/13 08:06 AM
Conservationists and Republicans are anticipating a heated fight later this month when the Obama administration is expected to issue new limits on carbon emissions from power plants — a key piece of the president's second-term agenda to combat climate change. The Environmental Protection...
By Steve Contorno | 09/11/13 05:36 PM
A decade after the Department of Homeland Security was set up in response to the deadliest attack on U.S. soil, lawmakers and past administrators said Wednesday they see the agency's focus shifting to the nation's cyber security in the coming years.
By Steve Contorno | 09/11/13 02:40 PM
A former Coast Guard commander who is a prospective candidate to lead the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday it was "oversimplistic" to build a fence or add more border control agents to prevent illegal immigration from Mexico.
By Steve Contorno | 09/10/13 07:03 PM
Democratic lawmakers are concerned about how much trouble legitimate marijuana businesses are having trying to take out loans or even open checking accounts at banks.
By Steve Contorno | 09/10/13 04:42 PM
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli recently donated $18,000 to charity, his campaign announced Tuesday, in hopes of putting to rest lingering questions surrounding his relationship with an embattled businessman at the center of a state scandal.
By Steve Contorno | 09/10/13 12:45 PM
The nation's largest healthcare workers union announced Tuesday plans to help President Obama with the expansive rollout of his healthcare reform law.
By Steve Contorno | 09/10/13 11:37 AM
Republican Sen. Rand Paul will speak Tuesday night shortly after President Obama addresses the nation on the United States' escalating involvement in war-torn Syria. A staunch opponent of U.S. intervention in the Syrian conflict, Paul, R-Ky., is scheduled to speak at 10 p.m. to respond to...
By Steve Contorno | 08/30/13 06:02 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to lighten prison sentences for low-level drug dealers was a rare reversal in the government’s decades-long war on drugs and riled congressional Republicans who accused the Obama administration of again overstepping its executive-branch authority....
By Steve Contorno | 08/22/13 12:10 PM
The U.S. Army will not pay for convicted spy Bradley Manning to undergo a gender change, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday. However, officials would not say whether Manning would be allowed to proceed with a sex change on his own if he pays for it.
By Steve Contorno | 08/22/13 10:45 AM
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are both extremely well-liked in the swing state of Virginia, according to the latest poll, but Clinton easily defeats Christie in a presidential matchup.
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