| Feb 15, 2015
| 11:54 AM
NEW YORK— The government should spend more money safeguarding railroad crossings that are "accidents waiting to happen," two U.S. senators said Sunday.
Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., spoke at New York's Grand...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:46 PM
For four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Barack Obama's agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their control, GOP leaders are ready to turn the tables.
Over the next few months, congressional leaders...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:50 PM
VALHALLA, N.Y. — It was a hellish scenario that investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 39-foot pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. Now officials want to know whether...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When it convenes Jan. 6, the Republican-controlled 114th Congress will bring a wave of reinforcements to enhance the clout of President Obama's antagonists.
But it remains to be seen whether that will set the stage for two years of continuing conflict...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:19 PM
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| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:33 PM
Returning to Washington with fewer numbers and increased doubt about their direction in the new Congress, Democrats are pushing President Obama to pursue a more aggressive economic agenda that lays the groundwork for a political rebound in 2016 by...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:17 PM
UPDATED: Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will be a guest on "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon Sunday on CNN. A panel on the new 114th Congress features Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Rep.-elect Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.; and Rep.-...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 11:30 AM
If Republicans push through Congress a measure approving the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline, Democrats would have the votes to uphold a presidential veto, a top Senate Democrat said Sunday.
Republican leaders say that when lawmakers return to...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:56 PM
President Obama would veto legislation aimed at forcing him to speed up approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, the White House said Tuesday, setting up a showdown with Congress just hours after Republicans took control.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:34 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate Thursday approved legislation to renew a federal program that is credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist attacks after its collapse in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
The sweeping 93-4 vote sends...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A speech by Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York -- the Tuesday beforeThanksgiving -- didn't get the coverage it deserved.
But for political junkies, Mr. Schumer's speech at the National Press Club is a marvel to behold. It is at once one of the...