Articles by Laura Matthews
Senate Confirms Chuck Hagel As Defense Secretary, 58-41
February 26 2013 5:42 PM
The Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, voting 58 to 41 on Tuesday.
Obama's Sequester Threats -- Scare Tactic To Trigger A Tax Hike?
February 26 2013 5:30 PM
Some Republicans say Obama is exaggerating the impact of the 2013 sequester. But is he?
Obama To Governors: Tell Congress To Get-It-In-Gear
February 26 2013 2:20 PM
With the looming impact on states of sequestration outlined by the White House, governors may be inclined to push Congress to cut a deal.
Senate Votes 71-27 To Move Ahead On Chuck Hagel
February 26 2013 1:30 PM
Chuck Hagel's confirmation as Secretary of Defense clears hurdle, heads to full Senate for final vote.
US Sequester May Force National Parks To Close
February 22 2013 11:34 AM
To deal with the budget cuts resulting from the sequester, the National Park Service may reduce staff and close parks.
Could The Sequester Shape President Barack Obama's Legacy?
February 21 2013 3:40 PM
Republicans may worry the sequester may cause a backlash at the 2014 midterms, but Obama isn't immune from consequences either.
Sequester's $85 Billion Question: How Will Cuts Affect You?
February 20 2013 1:58 PM
The sequester kicked in at midnight, and the cuts will affect everything from defense to education.
Colorado Democrats Get Tough About Gun Control
February 19 2013 2:57 PM
Four gun control measures passed by Colorado Democrats tackle the hot issues at the center of a national debate.
10 Days From Sequester, Obama Ups The Pressure
February 19 2013 1:14 PM
Obama challenged the GOP to put middle-class interests before loopholes. But Mitch McConnell is not interested in last-minute negotiations.
Simpson And Bowles Say They Have The $2.4 Trillion Fix
February 19 2013 11:59 AM
A new bipartisan plan seeks a compromise deficit reduction of $2.4 trillion over 10 years, cutting entitlements and raising revenue.
Sequester Looms Closer, Republicans May Take Heat
February 18 2013 12:45 PM
Both parties say that it's best to avert the $85 billion in automatic cuts, set to begin March 1. But their actions suggest otherwise.
GOP Senators Block Vote On Hagel, For Now
February 14 2013 5:59 PM
Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense was delayed Thursday afternoon as Senate Democrats fell one vote short of breaking an unprecedented Republican filibuster.