9 hrs ago
Crude Debate: Should U.S. Lift Export Ban?
An oil tanker docked at the ConocoPhillips Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, La., which exports many processed petroleum products.
13 hrs ago
Christian Science Monitor
Budget deal: Senate Republicans vote to advance bill they hate
The Senate on Tuesday moved the two-year budget deal announced last week to the brink of passage.
Oil Supply Surge Brings Calls to Ease U.S. Export Ban
U.S. oil production is nearing a record, stoking calls to eliminate 1970s-era limits on petroleum exports as analysts warn that refineries could be overwhelmed as early as July.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Wendy Davis Leads WaPo's 'Women Who Made a Difference in 2013'
On Saturday, The Washington Post revealed its "Women who made a difference in 2013."
Fri Dec 13, 2013
"Read my lipstick" - no on budget deal: Palin
In an article entitled "Read my Lipstick: No New Taxes," former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the latest right wing voice to weigh in denouncing the bipartisan budget agreement co-authored by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan.
Sen. Murkowski ready to zero in on oil exports
Sen. Lisa Murkowski wants to lead the debate on whether the U.S. should break with its decades-old ban on crude oil exports.
Senate budget vote no slam dunk
While Senate Democrats are confident they can keep their 55-member caucus united, it remained unclear Friday which five Republicans would cross the aisle to break an expected GOP filibuster on the measure next week.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Senate Democrats Approve Obama Judge Who Said Abortion “Frees Women”
The U.S. Senate today approved to a prominent federal court pro-abortion Cornelia Pillard, a law professor President Barack Obama selected for an appointment to the most important appeals court in the nation.
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Movers & Shakers 12/15/13
SDG LLC, announces the appointment of Principal Landscape Architect Luanne Urfer to the Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell.
The Foodies Grade Congress-and Republicans Largely Flunk
This first session of the 113th Congress may be the least productive ever , but there are still plenty of ways to rate members' performances.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
The Miami Herald
Report: 398 Alaskans pick marketplace plans
Government figures released Wednesday show 398 Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first two months of the online marketplace.
The Washington Post
Food policy group tracks lawmakers' votes on SNAP cuts, GMO labeling, more
On Tuesday, a national nonprofit group supported by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio announced that 87 members of Congress scored a perfect 100 on the 2013 National Food Policy Scorecard , which tracked lawmakers on 19 votes in the U.S. House and Senate during the most recent session.
The Modesto Bee
Alaska delegation signs up for insurance
Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young obtained policies through a Washington, D.C., marketplace.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
US News & World Report
'Top Chefs' Tom Colicchio, Mike Isabella Tout Food Policy Scorecard
Food Policy Action board members, including "Top Chef: All Stars" alums Tom Colicchio, left, and Mike Isabella, gathered to grade members of Congress on their voting record on food issues.
Democrats use new power to tilt appeals court
Majority Democrats in the Senate won approval Tuesday for one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees, the first of his picks to win confirmation since they weakened the chamber's filibuster rules.
Senate Dems use new power to defeat GOP filibusters to confirm Millett to key appeals court
In this June 4, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to announce the judicial nominations including Patricia Ann Millett, right, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Giving LGBT families a voice in D.C.
The following essay is part of a series in which dozens of women will reveal what women they most admire.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Guzy jumps from W.H. to Covington - Hayes joins McBee - Clients:...
FIRST IN PI GUZY JUMPS FROM W.H. TO COVINGTON: Law firm and lobbying shop Covington & Burling announced Monday that Gary Guzy will join the firm's environmental, public policy and government affairs practices.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
American Institute of Physics
Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Critical Minerals Legislation
Senators Lisa Murkowski , Ron Wyden , Mark Udall , Dean Heller , and 13 other senators introduced legislation on October 29 addressing the critical minerals supply chain.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Anchorage Daily News
Juneau postal clerks brought in to help with Skagway mail
A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service says the agency has sent a couple clerks from Juneau to help ease staffing problems at the Skagway post office.