| Apr 24, 2015
| 9:01 AM
Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.
The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, now U.S. attorney for...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON Legislation to lift the trade embargo on Cuba has made little headway in Congress, but next week lawmakers will examine the possible benefits and challenges of agricultural trade with the island nation.
A hearing is scheduled before the Senate...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 10:35 AM
Senate Democrats want Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to embrace lessons of the budget vote-a-rama that took place just before recess.
In a letter to the Kentucky Republican, a copy of which was obtained in advance by CQ Roll Call, nine Democratic...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 8:05 AM
Arizona Sen. John McCain's re-election campaign announcement Tuesday was just one of a handful of moving parts that will determine whether Democrats can make this race competitive.
Democrats trying to game out the Senate race are facing a dizzying number...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 12:39 PM
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the 83rd U.S. attorney general and the first African American woman to hold the post
The vote was 12 to 8, with 3 Republicans voting in favor of Lynch, who is...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:56 PM
Eager to spare his party political blame for a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he would attempt to pass a funding bill that is free of provisions targeting President Obama’s...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Two of the Republican Party's top White House hopefuls clashed sharply Friday over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy, a harbinger of a growing GOP rift over foreign affairs that could shape the party's 2016 presidential primaries.
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Upon returning home from five years of imprisonment in Cuba, Alan Gross had the following to say:
Chag Sameach. What a blessing to be a citizen of the United States of America. Thank you President Obama for everything you have done today.
I want to...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:49 PM
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.
"I believe she's not only qualified but exceptionally well-qualified and...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday narrowly approved the first formal authorization for the Obama administration's 5-month-old military campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
By a party-line 10-8 vote, the...