| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:52 AM
WASHINGTON — In a historic move, Democrats in the Senate on Thursday voted to eliminate the use of the filibuster as a tool to block presidential appointments, upending a decades-old precedent that gave the minority party unique leverage on...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:25 PM
WASHINGTON — Democrats made a historic change to Senate rules Thursday, ending the minority party's ability to use filibusters to block most presidential nominations and, in the process, virtually guaranteeing that the rest of President Obama's term...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:18 AM
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry opened the administration’s efforts to sell its interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed.
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials began efforts Sunday to sell the interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed.
Amid Israeli denunciations of what Prime...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON — After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration."
But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Bipartisan support is mounting again in Congress to require the military to appoint independent prosecutors when a sexual assault occurs.
The legislation, introduced earlier this summer by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York,in the Senate and Congressman...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization for a strike on Syria may not be such good news for lawmakers who have been pushing Obama to listen to them.
Now they may be pinned down on a vote fraught with...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:40 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Bridging the political aisle, Michigan's members of Congress say they support President Barack Obama's decision to ask for a congressional vote before undertaking an attack on Syria in response to apparent poison gas attacks the U.S....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:20 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land is opposing a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria.
She released a statement Thursday saying President Barack Obama hasn't made a compelling case to justify...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:14 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Legislation under consideration in Congress would designate about 32,500 acres within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness.
The House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on the measure this...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Today, Wednesday, July 31, the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations will consider a bill that would cut 80 percent from Great Lakes funding.
An appropriations subcommittee released a draft of the bill on July 22, which covered funding for the...