| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:09 PM
Something unusual happened in Congress this week: Senators voted -- not just once or twice, but more than 20 times, right up until midnight Thursday.
In contrast to the recent years of gridlock and paralysis, senators took vote after politically tough...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:30 PM
The House and Senate are set to consider dueling measures that aim to advance the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project, as the politics of Louisiana's unresolved Senate election spilled into the first day of the lame-duck session of Congress.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal.
How’s that again?
The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A caucus of seven nervous Democratic senators, led by Mark Begich of Alaska, has been pushing a plan to "reform" the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurers to offer an even skimpier insurance plan than the skimpiest permitted now.
The idea of their...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A group of 16 senators wrote to the NFL Thursday, asking the league to create a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence after a video was released of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife.
"We were shocked and disgusted by the...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Sixteen female senators have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell requesting that the NFL adopt a zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence.
Goodell recently instituted a policy with a six-game suspension for first-time domestic...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, perhaps until after November’s midterm election.
A further delay in the evaluation of the pipeline, which already has lasted more than...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:38 PM
WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31.
The letter’s forcefulness hints at the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:32 PM
On March 5, 1770, a group of British soldiers fired into an unruly crowd, killing five American civilians in an incident known as the Boston Massacre. Facing murder charges and potentially the death penalty, the soldiers had difficulty finding someone...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has opened a small, but potentially important, hole in a key requirement of the new healthcare law, letting some people who have had insurance policies cancelled avoid the requirement to buy coverage next year.