| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:20 AM
It may arguably be the chocolate of the 1 percent, but we're sure New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall enjoyed it all the same. It was a gift after all. A gift from Pennsylvania's Bob Casey. Monday evening between votes, a filibuster proof majority of senators -...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 3:26 PM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke last weekend, recently returned from a five-day official trip to Poland, and a congressman who accompanied him said he showed no sign of illness during the trip — just the opposite.
| Jan 24, 2012
Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke last weekend, recently returned from a five-day official trip to Poland, and a congressman who accompanied him said he showed no sign of illness during the trip — just the opposite.
"He was vibrant, perky,...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:04 AM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke a month ago, is recovering quietly, with careful limits on both his visitors and information about his condition.
Kirk, 52, is being treated at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago after...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley did his job Tuesday night in Charlotte.
He fired up the party faithful with a call and response: "Forward, Not Back." He hit the Republican nominee hard on his Swiss bank accounts — reinforcing a campaign message that Mitt...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Could Sen. Pat Toomey be the Democrats chance to get gun control legislation passed?
Reports circulated Friday afternoon that the Pennsylvania Republican is in talks with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on a bill to expand background checks on...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:18 AM
UPDATED: Sen. Pat Toomey kept his head down as he quickly walked past a gaggle of reporters. Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who Toomey is working with on a background check compromise, sprinted past several huddled reporters, arms pumping,...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:21 AM
WASHINGTON — At the end of an emotional day of deeply personal meetings with senators Wednesday, families of victims of the Newtown school massacre sat down for a public conversation with Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who had just...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Let a cheer, however muffled, arise for the bipartisan deal on expanded background checks announced Wednesday by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa.
The agreement does not close all the loopholes in current law on background checks for...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Two U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, unveiled a compromise Wednesday to subject more gun buyers to criminal background checks. Currently the checks only apply to sales from licensed dealers,...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 10:41 AM
How could it be that even a single U.S. senator — no matter how opposed to gun control — could vote to hold up consideration of a proposal to require background checks for gun purchases? This is an idea not only embraced by something in the...