GOP May Have Hard Time Closing The Deal On Gorsuch

Politics | Kevin Daley
Senator McCain talks to Senator Graham at Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington

Will ‘common sense prevail’?

Senators Plead With Sessions To Leave Legal Marijuana Alone

US | Steve Birr
Donald Trump sits with U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

‘Voter-approved laws’

These Are The Two Republicans Who Voted Against DeVos

Education | Rachel Stoltzfoos
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) appears at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) - RTR4NIAY

‘Simply cannot support’

The Many Explanations For Murkowski's Dissent On DeVos Confirmation

Opinion | Michael McGrady
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) appears at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) - RTR4NIAY

It isn’t that surprising that Senator Murkowski is defecting from her caucus.

Teachers Union Backed GOP Sens. Murkowski, Collins, To Vote Against DeVos

Education | Ted Goodman
Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Two GOP senators give in to pressure from teachers unions

Republicans Say Obama Used 'Egregious Lies' To Justify New National Monuments

Energy | Michael Bastasch
President Obama Delivers Statement On Situation In Iraq

‘This is a diversion’

Trump May Appoint Dem To Cabinet And Give The GOP An Extra Senate Seat

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Heitkamp speaks with reporters after the weekly party caucus luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘She comes very highly recommended’

Alaska Senator Calls Obama's Interior Secretary 'A Horrible Disappointment'

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks during a news conference in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

‘She will be gone soon’

Letter: Feds Spill Oil Onto Alaskan Tundra Cleaning Up Old Gov't Wells

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Gusher in a Port Arthur, Texas oil well in 1901. (Credit: Everett Historical/Shuttershock)

‘We appear to be witnessing an inexcusable repeat of the sad history’

Treasury Dept. Sitting On Investigation Into Solar Energy Fraud That's 'Two-And-A-Half Times Solyndra'

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Elon Musk, Chairman of SolarCity and CEO of Tesla Motors, speaks at SolarCityÕs Inside Energy Summit in Manhattan, New York October 2, 2015. SolarCity on Friday said it had built a solar panel that is the most efficient in the industry at transforming sunlight into electricity. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi

Elon Musk’s SolarCity may have fudged the numbers to get more tax dollars

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right With Bipartisan Energy Bill

Opinion | Margo Thorning
REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Senate Democrats should stop playing politics with America’s energy future.

Here's How Republicans Got Dems To Vote For Natural Gas Exports

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) listens to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) as she speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4N7DI

‘It is the bill that we wrote together. As a committee. As a team’

Senate Dems Want Bankruptcy Rights For Puerto Rico

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), speaks to reporters after attending the weekly Democrat policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘This is the only way Puerto Rico can respond effectively’

In 2015, Republicans Warmed Up To Energy Reform

Opinion | James Dozier
REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Conservative progress on renewable energy reform is evident beyond Capitol Hill as well.

No Bankruptcy Provision In End Of The Year Spending Bill For Puerto Rico

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
Puerto Rico's governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla addresses the legislature about a billion-dollar cut in public spending and his new economic initiatives, in San Juan in this April 29, 2014 file photo. (REUTERS/Ana Martinez-Santiago/Files)

The commonwealth holds around $70 billion in public debt

Senate GOP Rolls Out $3 Billion Puerto Rico Debt-Relief Bill

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) speaks during a mark up hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill September 23, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

‘Responsible tax relief’

Puerto Rico Wants Averting A Gov't Shut Down To Be Its Salvation

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
Puerto Rico's governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla addresses the legislature about a billion-dollar cut in public spending and his new economic initiatives, in San Juan in this April 29, 2014 file photo. (REUTERS/Ana Martinez-Santiago/Files)

The island narrowly missed defaulting on its debt in December.

Obama Regs Drive Another Oil Company Away From Arctic Drilling

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Activists protest the Shell Oil Company's drilling rig May 16, 2015. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)

‘This is a shame’

White House: Obama Will Rule On Keystone XL... Eventually

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a luncheon for bi-partisan Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room at the White House in Washington, November 7, 2014. From L-R are Speaker of the House John Boehner, Obama, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4DAR5

‘There’s reason to believe there may be politics at play here’

Is This The End Of Keystone XL?

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Activists hold a rally against government approval of the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, in front of the White House in Washington

Keystone XL No More?