| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:26 PM
WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:24 AM
One of the fundamental questions of our representative democracy is the role our proxies — that is, those we elect as our voices in Washington, to serve our interests in state capitals and speak for us at City Halls and on county boards —...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:50 AM
WASHINGTON — Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress.
The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 5:10 AM
Even before a second Republican Senate candidate tripped over incendiary comments about rape, GOP leaders in Washington knew that their once promising chances of winning control of the Senate had diminished.
Whether Richard Mourdock of Indiana can move...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Republicans to cooperate with an expanded Democratic majority Wednesday, a day after the Democrats picked up at least one more seat in the chamber.
"It is better to dance than to fight," said Reid, D-Nevada....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress.
The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat or two,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:06 AM
Mitt Romney said he was "completely wrong" when he argued that nearly half of Americans were "victims" and dependent on government.
The admission came Thursday as the GOP presidential candidate sought to clarify his controversial "47%" comments....
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:28 PM
President Obama’s proposal to create a Veterans Jobs Corps to stem high unemployment among recent military veterans was shelved Wednesday after Republicans in the Senate balked over the five-year, $1 billion cost, giving both sides fresh...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) said Friday that he plans to name a new senator to fill the vacancy caused by John Ensign's (R-Nev.) resignation before May 3, and called early speculation about potential appointees "premature."
When Ensign announced his...
| May 25, 2011
| 1:41 PM
Calling the planned special election "illegitimate," Sharron Angle said Wednesday that she will not be a candidate in the September race to fill a vacant congressional seat in Nevada.
After the state's governor called for the vote last month, Secretary...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 4:36 PM
The Nevadan's departure creates eight open seat Senate races in 2012 when Democrats must defend 23 seats....