Articles by Laura Matthews
Congress Less Popular Than Trump, Head Lice
January 08 2013 3:53 PM
Public Policy Polling's survey of voters shows just how highly unpopular the U.S. Congress has become.
Utah City Council Wants A Gun In Every House
January 08 2013 1:52 PM
The City Council in Spring City, Utah, wants all households to own a gun and could possibly pay for permit courses for elementary school teachers.
Obama Officially Nominates Chuck Hagel And John Brennan
January 07 2013 2:14 PM
The president on Monday officially announced his nominations for secretary of defense and CIA chief.
In US DOD Head Search, Hagel Opponents Focus On Questionable Baggage
January 07 2013 1:54 PM
So far, President Obama's bipartisan move to tap the Republican Hagel to be DOD head isn't being warmly received by certain GOP members.
Hillary Clinton Returns To Work, But Not For Long
January 07 2013 11:06 AM
Monday is the first day in the office after hospitalization for the secretary of state. But she will be handing over her post to John Kerry soon.
Speaker Gingrich To Speaker Boehner: Here's Some Advice
January 04 2013 3:25 PM
From one speaker (admittedly one who resigned to avoid a revolt) to another, Newt Gingrich gives John Boehner advice for running the House.
6 Major Issues Facing The Newly Convened 113th Congress
January 04 2013 12:22 PM
The 113th Congress convened Thursday to face old problems. Here are some of the thorniest issues on the table.
In United States, Fiscal Cliff Averted, But Debt Ceiling Fight Looms
January 01 2013 11:48 PM
It's the first income tax rate increase in 20 years, and it will avert the worst of "the cliff" - but debt ceiling/spending battles loom.
US House Passes Tax/Budget Bill, 257-167 - Fiscal Cliff Averted
January 01 2013 10:36 AM
The U.S. House passed the tax/budget bill Tuesday night, enabling the United States to avert the worst of the fiscal cliff.
White House, Senate GOP Reach Fiscal Cliff Deal
December 31 2012 5:41 PM
A Senate vote early Tuesday morning is possible; if it passes, the House would review the bill Tuesday afternoon.
US House: No Bill Votes Tonight - Nation To Go Over Fiscal Cliff
December 31 2012 10:23 AM
The U.S. House announced that there will not be a budget vote Mon night, ensuring that the U.S. will go over the cliff for at least 1 day.
Tentative 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Emerges In Senate?
December 30 2012 4:38 PM
U.S. Senate leaders were hammering out a last-minute deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" on Monday, but it's unclear if lawmakers will back it.