| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON — A top election-year proposal from Democrats — a bid to raise the federal minimum wage — was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:32 PM
On March 5, 1770, a group of British soldiers fired into an unruly crowd, killing five American civilians in an incident known as the Boston Massacre. Facing murder charges and potentially the death penalty, the soldiers had difficulty finding someone...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:14 PM
WASHINGTON-- You could look at it as a filibuster without the bill.
After the last round of votes concludes Monday night, 28 senators plan to talk the night away in series of speeches delivered on the chamber floor, focused on climate change.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
LITTLE ROCK -- Mark Pryor (Very D-Ark.) is this state's senior senator, and he should be thanked for making the choice in this fall's election for the U.S. Senate here in Arkansas more than crystal clear.
Talk about the halogen spotlight of public...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:30 PM
President Obama is returning to Los Angeles on May 7 to raise money for congressional candidates at an event at the home of Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and his wife, Cindy, according to sources familiar with the plans.
The event will benefit...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Almost a year ago, in the aftermath of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a number of entertainment industry activists decried a vote that prevented the Senate from moving forward background check legislation. Some vowed to withhold support from Democrats...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:38 PM
WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31.
The letter’s forcefulness hints at the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:05 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court next week will consider for the first time whether states may enforce laws that make it a crime to knowingly publish false statements about political candidates.
The justices will hear an antiabortion group's free-...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:27 PM
WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races.
First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had...
| Feb 12, 2014
The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline may look like just another example of the partisan divide on Capitol Hill. If only it were that easy.
President Obama's dilemma over whether to approve the 1,600-mile pipeline, which would move oil from Canada to...