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  • Obama to Senate: Approve Loretta Lynch nomination now

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday called on Republicans to schedule a vote on his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, calling Loretta Lynch's monthslong wait a case of Senate "dysfunction" gone too far. At a news...
  • Bipartisan hints emerge in Senate mostly on asserting its power

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate showed a rare burst of bipartisanship this week on the one thing that brings Congress together: giving more power to Congress. Republicans and a group of Democrats agreed on a proposal to require President Barack Obama to bring...
  • Senate seeks deal on stalled human trafficking bill

    Key lawmakers are working to resolve a dispute over abortion that has long held up Senate approval of legislation to crack down on human trafficking. Sens. Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn, the two top Senate Republicans, both expressed hope Thursday...
  • McConnell skeptical of Iran deal after leading freshmen on Middle East trip

    WASHINGTON Fresh off a trip to the Middle East, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reaffirmed Monday afternoon that his chamber would weigh in legislatively regarding the framework agreement between the United States, Iran and international...
  • Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

    Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women. But after years of complaints and failed efforts, huge majorities of both parties in...
  • Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back. The...
  • Ron Paul to attend Rand Paul's�presidential campaign launch

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul will attend Tuesday's expected launch of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's presidential bid. Reached on Monday, Ron Paul's Texas office confirmed that he was heading to Louisville for the event after his son's...
  • Capito returns from trip to Afghanistan, Middle East

    U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has returned from a congressional delegation's visit to Afghanistan and parts of the Middle East. The West Virginia Republican joined six other GOP senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on the trip...
  • McConnell, Cruz urge court to reject gay marriage

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz are among 57 Republicans in Congress who are calling on the Supreme Court to uphold state bans on same-sex marriage. The congressional Republicans said in a brief filed at...
  • Justice Department in partial limbo as Loretta Lynch awaits confirmation

    Justice Department in partial limbo as Loretta Lynch awaits confirmation
    Promotions and policy decisions at the Justice Department have been put off. Announcements have slowed to a trickle. Congress is waiting for input on the agency's budget priorities. Amid the stalled Senate confirmation of attorney general nominee...
  • Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran, Lynch

    Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how Medicare pays physicians as lawmakers return from a spring break tangled up in domestic and foreign policy disputes. Republican and...