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  • Hillary Clinton's private jet use in Senate may create 2016 headaches

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton took more than 200 privately chartered flights at taxpayer expense during her eight years in the U.S. Senate, sometimes using the jets of corporations and major campaign donors as she racked up $225,756 in flight costs....
  • Joni Ernst's next move

    Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will have been in the Senate for just two weeks before she delivers the GOP's response to the State of the Union and Republicans already predict her influence in the party will extend well beyond that in the coming months. "I...
  • After the vote and the veto, the Keystone XL pipeline could make a comeback

    The U.S. Senate launched its first great debate of 2015 this week, on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from the tar sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas. Predictably, the rhetoric was apocalyptic. “I think XL stands for...
  • New Congress is most diverse in history

    WASHINGTON When the gavel slams Tuesday to open the 114th Congress, more women and minorities than ever will assume seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Although the ranks of lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain overwhelmingly white, both...
  • Elizabeth Warren would rather lead a movement than be president

    Elizabeth Warren would rather lead a movement than be president
    After Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz attacked the 2015 spending agreement in the Senate last week from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Washington engaged in a little parlor game: Is Warren the Cruz of the left? Though there are superficial...
  • Newhouse goes to work as Washington state's newest congressman

    WASHINGTON Joining 57 other freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse took the oath of office on Tuesday, becoming Washington state's newest congressman and already showing signs of mastering the lingo of his new...
  • White House says it will veto first bill in GOP-controlled Senate to approve oil pipeline

    The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the first piece of legislation introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate, a bill approving the much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, in what was expected to be the first of many confrontations over...
  • U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges

    U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges
    A landmark agreement on climate change between the U.S. and China, the world's top two polluting nations, faced immediate challenges from experts who warned that it would require an overhaul of China's economy and from Republicans in Congress who vowed to...
  • Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt

    Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt
    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
  • Bill Nelson: New face or dead man walking?

    Bill Nelson: New face or dead man walking?
    The challenge facing Florida’s senior senator is, well, Herculean. Somehow, Bill Nelson, a three-term senator and the only Democrat to consistently win statewide office, must somehow help re-invigorate a state political party that has been in a coma...
  • Keystone comes up dry

    Keystone comes up dry
    Tuesday evening's Senate vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline may have come up one vote shy of the necessary 60-vote margin, but it's surely not the last we've heard of the project. Republicans have become so enamored of TransCanada's vision of a 1,...