Articles by Laura Matthews
Americans Like Drone Strikes Abroad, Not In US
March 25 2013 10:55 AM
Most Americans don't think the government should use drones against its citizens in the U.S. or abroad -- even if they are suspected terrorists.
Senate Budget Passes With $1 Trillion Tax Hike In Mind
March 23 2013 12:08 PM
The Senate's first budget in four years promises $1 trillion in taxes. But Congress is still far from agreement.
FAA To Close 149 Towers Due To Sequester Cuts
March 22 2013 3:56 PM
The closures will begin April 7, part of the FAA's plan to reduce its post-sequester budget by $637 million.
85% Of Gun Owners Favor Universal Background Checks
March 22 2013 11:39 AM
The checks have overwhelming support, but do gun owners -- and voters -- care enough about them to convince U.S. lawmakers?
Congressional Action Leads Pentagon To Delay Furloughs
March 21 2013 5:26 PM
The 2013 continuing resolution affords the U.S. DOD more flexibility to cope with sequester cuts.
Who Are The 10 Republicans Who Opposed Paul Ryan's 2014 Budget And Why?
March 21 2013 1:33 PM
Here's why 10 Republicans opposed Paul Ryan's 2014 budget today.
Ryan's 2014 Budget Approved By House, 221-207
March 21 2013 11:50 AM
The Republican's budget clears the House along party lines, and is now headed to certain doom in the Senate.
US Government Shutdown Averted For 6 Months
March 21 2013 11:39 AM
The 2013 continuing resolution now heads to the White House, after Hill lawmakers passed an agreement.
Continuing Resolution 2013: Bill Clears Senate, Heads To House
March 20 2013 5:55 PM
The Senate approved the 2013 continuing resolution, 73 to 26.
Colorado Governor Signs 3 Gun Control Bills
March 20 2013 5:05 PM
Colorado laws now limit ammunition and require universal background checks.
Where Do Federal Agencies Stand As Sequester Cuts Kick In?
March 20 2013 4:07 PM
The 2013 sequester cuts' effect could be felt starting next month. Here's what will happen at some federal departments.
Here We Go Again - US Government Shutdown Looms
March 20 2013 11:26 AM
The latest Washington snag is opposition from a Kansas senator who doesn't want FAA control towers at rural airports closed.