Linda Campbell and her recently deceased wife - Nancy - were approved for the first same-sex burial inside of a national or veteran cemetery. “It never donned on us that we could be like a other people,” said Campbell.
Oregon's Democratic U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, along with a group of fellow senators, sent an open letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, asking for the release of legal opinions that reportedly justify the killing of Americans suspected of terrorism.
The Senate neared approval Thursday of a modest curb on filibusters, using a bipartisan consensus rare in today's rugged political climate to make it a bit harder but still not impossible for determined, outnumbered senators to sink or slow bills and nominations.
When the Justice Department announced its record $1.9 billion settlement against British bank HSBC last week, prosecutors called it a powerful blow to a dysfunctional institution accused of laundering money for Iran, Libya and Mexico's murderous drug cartels.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, has introduced an ambitious plan to help people who are underwater on their homes. His proposal would set up a type of a government agency to offer people three different options.
National Guard helicopters that spend hundreds of hours in the air during the growing season looking for clandestine marijuana grows could be on the ground more often next year under Obama administration budget proposals under protest by Oregon...
JPMorgan Chase faced intense criticism Friday for claiming that a surprise $2 billion loss by one of its trading groups was the result of a sloppy but well-intentioned strategy to manage financial risk.
It might seem a recipe for success: Legislation to help small businesses raise capital passed the House last week with 95 percent of lawmakers voting for it and President Barack Obama's support. But in today's Congress, nothing comes easy.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the renowned breast-cancer charity, faced an escalating backlash Thursday over its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. Some of Komen's local affiliates are openly upset, and at least one top...