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  • Senators' doubts persist as administration explains Bergdahl deal

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared "drugged" and "very weak" in a Taliban video shown to senators Wednesday during a classified briefing, the administration's most broad-ranging consultation with lawmakers after a controversial prisoner swap. The Obama...
  • White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal

    White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal
    The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation. The...
  • VA probe into wait times expands amid new calls for Shinseki to resign

    An investigation of medical care at Veterans Affairs facilities has found "systemic" problems and "manipulation" of waiting lists, prompting new calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. "We are finding that inappropriate scheduling practices...
  • Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report

    Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report
    A scathing report finding a systemic problem at Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide, including manipulation of records to mask long waits for appointments, fueled new calls Wednesday for VA chief Eric K. Shinseki's resignation. As the...
  • EPA rule sparks debate: Is it a job killer or bold step for future?

    The Obama administration's proposed carbon-emissions rule sparked a political and economic debate that is likely to play out for months. Here are some of the comments from lawmakers and interest groups: “Today’s announcement is a dagger in...
  • GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post

    Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader. Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...
  • Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary

    Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary
    On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook murders, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement reaffirming his support for expanding background checks on firearms sales and said he hopes the Senate can find the votes to make...
  • Kirk hailed upon return to U.S. Senate

    Kirk hailed upon return to U.S. Senate
    Sen. Mark Kirk's halting, 18-minute climb up the Capitol steps Thursday came nearly a year after a major stroke left him so incapacitated that he was in critical condition for 10 to 15 days and had difficulty keeping his balance while sitting up. Those...
  • Major step: Kirk returns to Senate

    Major step: Kirk returns to Senate
    Keeping a pledge he made last spring, Sen. Mark Kirk climbed the Capitol steps on Thursday to mark his return almost a year after suffering a major stroke. The 53-year-old Republican from Illinois was greeted by two top Democrats: Vice President Joe...
  • Senate may vote to give Syria time to join chemical weapons pact

    Senate may vote to give Syria time to join chemical weapons pact
    WASHINGTON -- A proposal that would delay a possible U.S. military strike and give Syria’s government 45 days to come into compliance with an international chemical weapons treaty could get a vote in the Senate as it considers the president’...
  • Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution

    Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution
    WASHINGTON – As President Obama agreed Tuesday to explore Russia’s proposal for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international authorities, a bipartisan group of senators worked to draft a resolution to provide for a diplomatic...