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Murkowski raises nearly $1.1 million in latest quarter

...runs, wonderful, but that's not our expectation," he said.Last year's U.S. Senate race between then-Democratic Sen. Mark Begich and Republican Dan Sullivan attracted a flood of outside money because it had the potential to impact...
Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...been working on legislation that could reduce some mandatory minimums. Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island are backing a bill that would steer lower-risk inmates into programs where...
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California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

...Senate could take up amendments as early as next week.Brown has not said whether he would sign the bill authored by Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica."The Governor believes that vaccinations are profoundly...
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California Legislature OKs school vaccine bill

...reaches his desk will be closely considered," governor's spokesman Evan Westrup has repeated in recent days.Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica introduced the measure after the outbreak of measles at...
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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

...the community."California joins Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states with such strict requirements.Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica introduced the measure after the outbreak at the theme park...
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Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances

...very passionately that if they're not doing anything wrong that the government shouldn't be in their business," Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico said after backing Paul up on the floor. "It's not a left-right thing - it's...
Obama's trade bill narrowly clears key hurdle

...literally, and long past the allotted time - from Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington after she and a minutes, Graham followed suit, as did Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Claire McCaskill...
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On Congress' snow day, an Arctic hearing

...hearing was only for those accustomed to wintry weather, one lawmaker who slogged through town to attend was Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, who wore her attendance as a badge of courage."I think those of us who are here should get a gold...
California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...proposals to boost renewable electricity, reduce gasoline-powered cars and make buildings more energy efficient.Democratic Sen. Fran Pavley said she will incorporate Brown's midterm target in her climate change bill, which directs the state...
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Obama AG nominee up for confirmation

...started raising alarms about the abortion language. They contended Republicans had sneaked it into the bill, although Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office has acknowledged that an aide was aware of it.The pot of money at issue was quite small...
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