- US man marks 4 years in Cuban prison, writes Obama Updated: Dec-03-13 9:38 pm
- House votes to renew all-plastic gun ban Updated: Dec-03-13 5:50 pm
- Vt. US Sen. Leahy, Gov. Shumlin tout food program Updated: Dec-02-13 6:13 pm
- Iowans worry about ethanol's lost political clout Updated: Nov-24-13 12:26 pm
- 2 Vt. rivers closer to National Wild River status Updated: Nov-24-13 10:41 am
- Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters Updated: Nov-23-13 11:20 am
- Leahy, Sanders support limiting filibusters Updated: Nov-23-13 5:37 am
- Reagan's role in NSA's hack of Google and Yahoo Updated: Nov-20-13 4:49 pm
- Senate paralyzed on what to do about Guantanamo Updated: Nov-19-13 7:30 pm
- NSA violations compared to Obamacare website ills Updated: Nov-19-13 4:20 pm
- Republicans block nominee to key appeals court Updated: Nov-18-13 7:41 pm
- Obama asked to commute Utah producer's sentence Updated: Nov-17-13 4:37 pm
- As ban on printed 3-D guns ends, extension sought Updated: Nov-17-13 7:10 am
- 4 Vt. organizations get $350k for rural housing Updated: Nov-14-13 10:19 am
- GOP blocks key Obama court nominee in Senate vote Updated: Nov-12-13 7:37 pm
- Leahy calls hearing to talk about prison crowding Updated: Nov-09-13 1:22 pm
- Farm bill could hide farm locations from public Updated: Nov-07-13 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON - An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release.
WASHINGTON - With the advent of 3-D printers capable of producing plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
BARRE, Vermont - U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy urged Congress on Monday to block proposed cuts to the federal food stamp program.
ALTOONA, Iowa - For decades, presidential candidates' chances in Iowa were wounded if not doomed unless they backed federal support for ethanol, a boon to the state's corn-growing economy.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vermont - Two Vermont rivers are a step closer to being designated as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system, a project that highlights the unique cultural, scenic and recreational qualities of these rivers without hindering commercial or recreational activities along the rivers.
WASHINGTON - As Democrats watched Senate Republicans use filibuster powers to thwart more and more of President Barack Obama's agenda and nominees, they wondered how much worse it could get.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's two U.S. Senators voted with majority Democrats to support changes to Senate rules aimed at what they call Republican abuse of filibusters.
SAN JOSE, California - Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-U.S. suspects. At the time, no one imagined he was granting authority to spy on what became known as Silicon Valley.
WASHINGTON - Senators on Tuesday illustrated their paralysis over what to do with the Guantanamo Bay prison, voting down dueling bills to loosen and tighten restrictions on transferring detainees.
WASHINGTON - The intelligence community's top lawyer on Tuesday defended the surveillance violations by staff of the National Security Agency by comparing programs that collect mass amounts of information on Americans to problems with the troubled health care website.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama's nomination of Robert L. Wilkins to a key appellate court, continuing a nomination fight that has stoked partisan tensions in the Senate.
SALT LAKE CITY - A group of prominent officials and activists are petitioning President Barack Obama to commute the 55-year prison term of a Utah music producer convicted of selling $350 worth of marijuana while keeping guns in his house.
ALBANY, New York - As the technology to print 3-D firearms advances, a federal law that banned the undetectable guns is about to expire.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Four Vermont groups are going to be getting $350,000 in federal grants to help improve housing conditions for low-income rural residents.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the chamber.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's senior U.S. senator is continuing to use his role as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee to highlight the problem of overcrowding in federal prisons.
WASHINGTON - Parts of the nation's $500 billion farm bill that Congress is considering would prohibit the government from disclosing some information about farmers or their employees, possibly preventing people from learning about nearby agricultural and large-scale livestock operations blamed for polluting water or soil.