Government

Corporation commissioner: Market change forcing regulators to adapt

WASHINGTON - For most people, electricity is simple: Flip on a switch or plug into the wall and power your devices.

But for power companies and the regulators who oversee them, emerging technologies and innovations have introduced complications that are forcing administrators to rethink how they do their jobs.

House OKs spending bill with border wall funds, other amendments

WASHINGTON - The House passed a $713.4 billion defense spending "minibus" Thursday that rolled four separate spending bills together with scores of amendments, including almost $1.6 billion to begin construction of a border wall.

McCain cajoles, condemns, coerces Senate in emotional return

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave Sen. John McCain 16 minutes of floor time Tuesday and McCain used every minute of it, capping an already emotional return to the Senate with a call to action for his fellow lawmakers that hit every emotion on the scale.

Outpouring of support for McCain comes from far – and weird

WASHINGTON - The outpouring of support following this week's announcement that Arizona Sen. John McCain has an aggressive brain tumor came from the expected Washington heavyweights, including current and former presidents, lawmakers and Cabinet members.