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  • Senate debates 18 amendments to Keystone pipeline bill

    WASHINGTON The Senate debated on Wednesday 18 amendments to the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, more than it considered on all bills debated in all of 2014.
  • Senate Democrats press immigration funds without blocking Obama

    WASHINGTON Senate Democrats are increasing pressure on majority Republicans to abandon plans to block President Barack Obama's immigration orders as a condition of funding the Homeland Security Department. Second-ranking Senate Democrat Richard Durbin...

    Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers

    Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers
    Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...

    Some Dems second-guessing fall strategy after Obama comes out swinging in address

    WASHINGTON "Barack Obama's back." That was the three-word verdict from Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., after Tuesday's State of the Union address. It sums up, perhaps, a sense among Democrats that the newly confident, revitalized president that they've...

    Durbin returns from 'very productive' trip to Cuba

    Durbin returns from 'very productive' trip to Cuba
    Sen. Dick Durbin, just back from Cuba on a trip with other Democratic lawmakers, cautioned Tuesday that fully lifting the embargo against the island nation could be scuttled by a single U.S. senator. The Illinois Democrat issued a news release Tuesday...