Alexander Poised to Unveil His Maverick GOP Vision for Energy Future

A Republican senator from a deep-red state gives a high-profile speech Wednesday laying out a GOP vision for America's energy future—a blueprint that includes a direct acknowledgment of the problem of global warming caused by carbon pollution and which calls for more, not less, government spending on clean-energy research.

Executive-Congressional Relations and National Security

Obama's Address: Where's Foreign Policy? President Obama's State of the Union address predictably focused on his domestic priorities. Immigration reform, a laundry list of economic initiatives including infrastructure improvements (Fix it First), clean energy, some manufacturing innovation, a bit of educational reform and the rhetorical high point of his speech -- gun control.