Basic freedoms - the ones cited in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights - were given a lot of thought by our nation's founders.
Michael Froman, a senior White House economic adviser and classmate of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School, on Wednesday won Senate confirmation to be the next U.S. trade representative.
The Washington Blade reports that Sen. Jay Rockefeller is about to sign on to the 2013 version of ENDA.
A bipartisan group of senators is floating a proposal that would avoid the doubling of rates on student loans on July 1. A document being circulated on Capitol Hill outlines a possible compromise that links student loan rates to the financial markets, a provision that was included in President Barack Obama's budget, as well as House and Senate ... (more)
Just five months before he would meet his untimely end in a Dallas parade, President John F. Kennedy stood on the steps of the West Virginia Capitol and delivered the keynote speech for the state's centennial celebration.
Earlier today, the Senate voted on three amendments to the immigration bill. In a rare show of non-awful bipartisanship, on Tester 's amendment, which would modify the Border Oversight Task Force to include tribal government officials, passed unanimously 94 to 0. To require the completion of the 350 miles of reinforced, double-layered fencing ... (more)
Sen. Barbara Boxer of California is privately lobbying fellow Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee against a toxic chemical bill negotiated by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg in the weeks before his death.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling will huddle with Democratic senators on Thursday to seek a way to prevent student loan rates from doubling in less than two weeks.
One of the Senate's toughest Iran critics warned Tuesday against lifting the pressure on the regime following this weekend's election of a relative moderate as president.
A member of the Kennedy family will come to Wheeling this week on West Virginia's 150th birthday to honor the state's place in Kennedy family history and discuss the need to eliminate child poverty in West Virginia, state Senate President Jeff Kessler announced.
Cast a glance at the Capitol if you're driving down Kanawha Boulevard this week.
Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., became the 51st co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, meaning that legislation to protect LGBT people in the workplace now has majority support in the Senate.
West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice made his fortune in coal and agriculture, and he is revered in his home state as the man who rescued the historic Greenbrier resort from bankruptcy.
The difference between the U.S. Senate and House cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could be at the center of potential debate between the two when it comes to passing the 2013 farm bill-a bundle of federal legislation relating to agriculture, nutrition and conservation, among others.
During the afternoon, more than 150 of her co-workers, church friends, former students, retired teachers and family celebrated at the 1st Presbyterian Church on Stratton Street where many tears, laughs and memories were shared.