Sunday, March 1, 2015
US Senate leaders struck a deal to avert an ugly shutdown and fund homeland security operations through September, but it remained unclear whether lawmakers will agree to the plan before Friday's deadline

Senate OKs Homeland Security Funds, But House Pushes Standoff To Brink

Republicans’ homeland security standoff is coming down to the wire.

February 27, 2015

Senator Inhofe Disproves Climate Change — With A Snowball

Reminder: After the big Republican wins of 2014, Inhofe is now the Chair of the Senate Environment Committee.

February 26, 2015
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McConnell’s Move To Avert Shutdown Cheers Vulnerable Senators Up In 2016

Dodging a damaging shutdown would be a big win for GOP Senators on the ballot in 2016.

February 26, 2015
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Senate Leaders Reach Deal To Avoid Homeland Security Shutdown

The Senate is moving forward on DHS funding — but John Boehner and the House still need to act.

February 25, 2015
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Ted Strickland Announces Senate Run In Ohio

Democrats have a top-tier challenger to Senator Rob Portman.

February 25, 2015
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Senate Democrats Show Limits Of GOP Spending Strategy

Congressional Republicans are coming to understand the flaws in their strategy.

February 25, 2015
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The GOP’s Freudian Moment

Is it too late for bipartisanship in Congress?

February 19, 2015
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Republican Senators Pushing To Stop Filibusters, House Member Says

Unable to pass an immigration bill, Republicans are pondering a nuclear option.

February 13, 2015
Photo: A US Senate panel has voted unanimously in support of Ashton Carter to be the new secretary of defense (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter As New Defense Secretary

President Obama’s fourth secretary of defense will be sworn in next week.

February 12, 2015
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In California, A ‘Golden’ Political Opportunity Carries Risks

At least four House members are considering jumping into the Senate race.

February 12, 2015
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Republicans Fear 2010 Redux In Nevada Senate Race

Nevada Republicans are already worried about recruiting the next Sharron Angle.

February 12, 2015

How Republicans Could Risk A Senate Seat To Win The White House

The GOP’s next vice-presidential pick could swing control of the U.S. Senate.

February 9, 2015
US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 10, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Republicans Challenging Obama On Immigration Fail In Third Try

Senate Republicans aren’t getting anywhere with their effort to fight President Obama on immigration.

February 5, 2015
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Democrats Block DHS Bill Over Immigration Provisions

Republicans are struggling to find a way forward on immigration.

February 3, 2015
Patty Murray

In New Role, Sen. Patty Murray Is Eager To Push Obama’s Spending Plans

This former preschool teacher may be the strongest advocate for President Obama’s new budget.

February 3, 2015
Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses CPAC 2014 (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Cuba Hearings To Begin Tuesday On Capitol Hill

Senate Republicans are preparing to challenge President Obama’s Cuba policy.

February 3, 2015
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Senate Turns To Immigration Amid Return Of Shutdown Rhetoric

The Senate battle over immigration is about to get ugly.

February 2, 2015
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Why Obama’s Budget Matters

With Republicans controlling Congress, President Obama’s role is more important than ever.

February 2, 2015
Roger Goodell

Senator Presses NFL On Domestic Violence Ahead Of Super Bowl

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is skeptical of the NFL’s efforts to fight domestic violence.

January 30, 2015
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Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Despite Veto Threat

After three weeks and nearly 50 amendment votes, the Senate has passed a Keystone XL bill.

January 29, 2015
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Lift The Blockade On Confirming U.S. Judges

How to fix the filibuster once and for all.

January 29, 2015
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GOP Senators Seek To Put Focus Back On VA Scandal

A group of Republican senators is trying to bring the VA scandal back to the spotlight.

January 29, 2015
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Senate Debates 18 Amendments To Keystone Pipeline Bill

Congressional Republicans don’t intend to let reality stop their Keystone XL push.

January 29, 2015
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Senate Democrats Press Immigration Funds Without Blocking Obama

Senate Democrats are ready for a fight over funding the Homeland Security Department.

January 28, 2015
Confirmation hearing for Loretta Lynch

Justice Nominee Loretta Lynch Tells Senate Committee: I Am Not Eric Holder

Loretta Lynch is holding her own before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

January 28, 2015