| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Political gridlock has spilled over into reality television, as Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona (a Republican) and Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico (a Democrat) announced on Thursday that they are the stars of a new Discovery reality show in which they...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
It almost seems like distant history now, but it was really just a few short months ago that President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, spurred by fear of fiscal chaos, did the unthinkable: They went out to dinner and talked civilly about the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
WASHINGTON — A landmark bill to overhaul the immigration system passed the Senate on Thursday, winning a large majority as its sponsors had hoped, but showing no signs of gaining ground with the Republican majority in the House.
| Apr 16, 2013
| 10:42 AM
A scrum of reporters gathered outside Sen. Joe Manchin's office Tuesday afternoon waiting for any sign of movement on his embattled background checks amendment while inside he met privately with negotiating partner Sen. Pat Toomey and former Rep. Gabby...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- An envelope laced with the lethal poison Ricin and addressed to a U.S. senator was found at a Maryland mail processing facility, officials said Tuesday.
The envelope, intended for the office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), was discovered...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:38 AM
The sweeping immigration bill outlined by a bipartisan group of eight senators this week represents the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. immigration system in more than a quarter-century. It's also probably Congress' best chance this year to...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:45 AM
When only one of the extreme sides of each political party is hollering against a bipartisan agreement on any bill, no doubt that side is the only one getting hosed. A true bipartisan bill gets both sides upset. So now begins the spin game by trying to...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
There's the story of a woman with five kids who was asked: If she had to do it all over again, would she have five children?
"Yes," she said, "just not these five."
That's the way I feel about the immigration "reform" bill introduced by the Senate's...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Just when Washington looked like it was completely preoccupied with the scandals, real and imaginary, swirling around the White House, a group of Democrats and Republicans in the Senate managed the unexpected (and, these days, extraordinary): They...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The Senate provided the country with a rare and modest glimpse of bipartisanship in its 68-32 passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill laboriously accomplished by the Gang of Eight — four Democrats and four Republicans. But overcoming...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...