| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A day before the United States and allies are to reopen talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program, President Obama asked Senate leaders Tuesday to hold off on imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic to give the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- Concern over the increased number of sexual assaults in the military spilled onto the Senate floor Wednesday in an hours-long debate that has divided Congress over the best way to handle the problem.
The Defense Department estimated a 35%...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- The show was ostensibly focused on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy -- and the possibility of transformational change in politics and government.
But Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, and Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:35 AM
He did it. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, once a defender of Senate tradition, triggered the so-called nuclear option Thursday by pushing through a rule change to allow the confirmation of most presidential nominees by a simple majority. The final...
| Dec 1, 2013
Sen. Lindsey Graham and others on Capitol Hill are demanding further inquiries into the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, apparently convinced that the Obama administration is withholding crucial information. But I often wonder...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate’s longest-serving Republicans said Friday that he would seek reelection in 2014, setting up another intraparty test between the party’s old guard and tea party forces.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With economic policymaking at home largely paralyzed by Republican opposition, the Obama administration's effort to shift its focus abroad by stimulating U.S. growth through expanded exports isn't moving much easier.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) indicated that the Senate would vote this week on the nomination of Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the FCC, despite a hold that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) placed on President Obama's pick to lead the...
| Nov 1, 2013
This summer, Senate Democrats seemed poised to invoke the "nuclear option" to prevent Republicans from filibustering important Obama administration nominees. Majority Leader Harry Reid drew back at the last minute when Republicans allowed a handful of...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
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| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:17 PM
PEARL, Miss. — Sen. Thad Cochran is a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct...