Congress

12:25pm

Tue December 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson Won't Seek Re-election

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.).
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

The race for control of the Senate just got even more interesting with word from several news outlets that Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) won't be seeking re-election in 2012.

The Omaha World-Herald says "it's good news for Republicans, but incredibly bad for Democrats who need the equivalent of a Christmas miracle to keep the seat."

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1:57pm

Mon July 25, 2011
Politics

Failure to Pass FAA Bill Likely to Impact Colorado Airport

Allegiant is the main commercial passenger carrier at the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport.
Grace Hood

The failure to pass a bill extending the Federal Aviation Administration’s operating authority on Friday will have a direct impact on improvements at one Colorado airport.

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7:49am

Thu June 23, 2011
Politics

GOP Finds Itself At A 'Pivot Point' Over Afghanistan

Not so long ago, when the question was war, the response on Capitol Hill was an automatic blank check.

A largely compliant Congress, and presidents and politicians who were fearful of looking "weak on defense" or "unpatriotic," rubber-stamped massive military spending.

Funny how 10 years, two $1 trillion-and-counting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a budding military engagement in Libya, and a nation mired in unsustainable spending and debt can change what was once a military imperative.

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12:01am

Tue June 14, 2011
Business

Labor Agency Challenges Boeing Factory Location

The National Labor Relations Board has accused Boeing of retaliating against its union workers by setting up a new non-union factory in South Carolina. The NLRB says in doing so, Boeing broke federal labor law.

The complaint has outraged some members of Congress, who have reacted by trying to cut funding for the NLRB.

The case has been a hot political topic for weeks, but on Tuesday the action moves into a Seattle courtroom. The NLRB is bringing the complaint before one of its own administrative law judges. Any appeals could eventually get to the federal courts.

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5:29pm

Tue March 8, 2011
Politics

A Hearing To Ask: Are Muslims Being Radicalized?

Some call the hearing a witch hunt. Others say it's a reality check.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King, a Long Island Republican, believes the hearing he has scheduled for Thursday morning is a valuable investigation into the "radicalization" of many U.S. Muslims.

The hearing, entitled "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response," will help lawmakers better understand the threats posed by radicals who live in the United States — and are tolerated by their fellow Muslims, he says.

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