| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:01 AM
Huzzah! After a last-minute vote in the wee hours of Monday morning, one that followed the last-minute appeal of Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that God smite some Democratic senator, so they wouldn’t have the 60 votes they needed, the Senate voted to...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 3:04 AM
State unemployment agencies are gearing up to resume sending unemployment payments to millions of people as Congress moves to ship President Barack Obama a measure to restore lapsed benefits.
After months of increasingly bitter stalemate, the Senate...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 3:49 PM
NEW YORK -- Millions of jobless Americans are getting their unemployment benefits back.
Hours after the House voted Thursday to push back the deadline to file for extended unemployment benefits until the end of November, President Obama signed the...
| Aug 7, 2010
| 10:53 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Elena Kagan was sworn in on Saturday as the 112th person and the fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
In keeping with tradition, Ms. Kagan first took the Constitutional Oath, which is given to a wide array of officials.
| Jan 24, 2011
The Republican effort to repeal the health care law is sure to founder in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but that doesn't mean that the GOP is ending its assault on the law. House Republicans are already beginning work in committees to lop off and...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 10:51 AM
Ben Nelson, the Senate's most conservative Democrat and one of the party's most endangered incumbents, is expected to announce Tuesday that he will not seek a third term in 2012, a Democratic source confirmed.
Though the Nebraskan often voted with...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:16 PM
Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced Tuesday he will not run for re-election next year. His departure will increase the difficulty for Democrats to retain their Senate majority next year.
Nelson, 70, said in a statement that it was time to "step...
| Jan 1, 2012
Political committees unfettered by donation limits are dominating the last weeks of the presidential nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, funding aggressive attack campaigns that are swamping the efforts of the candidates themselves.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 11:34 AM
After days of parlor intrigue, former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey has changed course and will now enter the race to recapture his old Senate seat, according to a Democratic source in the state.
Kerrey was widely considered to be a front-runner as...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:17 AM
Senate puts members on record for or against Obama law requiring free birth control
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is considering GOP legislation aimed at rolling back President Barack Obama’s policy on birth control coverage.
At issue is a...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 4:34 PM
They all have professional handlers, experts hired to create buzz and show them off to advantage. No, not the animals at the 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Arguably, the pets have more dignity. We're talking about the U.S.......