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  • 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...
  • Harry Reid to retire; Durbin backs Schumer to lead Democrats in Senate

    Harry Reid to retire; Durbin backs Schumer to lead Democrats in Senate
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms. Three-term New York Sen. Chuck Schumer faces a relatively...
  • Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

    Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House
    Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Working into Friday's pre-dawn...
  • After budget votes, Democrats push paid sick leave, middle class tax credits, federal benefits for gay couples

    Senate Democrats want Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to embrace lessons of the budget vote-a-rama that took place just before recess. In a letter to the Kentucky Republican, a copy of which was obtained in advance by CQ Roll Call, nine Democratic...
  • Nation's drug czar touts needle-exchange programs

    Venturing into the epicenter of Kentucky's fight against heroin addiction, national drug czar Michael Botticelli on Thursday touted needle-exchange programs as effective grassroots initiatives to combat the spread of infectious disease and to steer heroin...
  • Rand Paul begins presidential run with litany of woes to fix

    Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday with a combative challenge both to Washington and his fellow Republicans, cataloguing a lengthy list of what ails America and pledging to "take our country back." Paul's fiery message,...
  • 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...
  • Senate Democrats stall anti-human trafficking bill over abortion limits

    Senate Democrats stall anti-human trafficking bill over abortion limits
    A Senate showdown over a popular anti-human trafficking bill escalated Tuesday, as Democrats filibustered the measure in protest Republican-backed abortion restrictions. The heated standoff jeopardizes not only passage of the otherwise bipartisan bill...
  • Doyle McManus: Obama's new budget reads like a work of fiction

    Doyle McManus: Obama's new budget reads like a work of fiction
    When one party owns the White House and the other holds Congress, the president's annual budget is a strange, almost fictional document. It's not a draft from which the real federal budget will be written; Congress controls that process from beginning...
  • A juvenile GOP succeeds so far in producing epic fails

    Bang. Bang. Crash. That was the sound of the Republican majority in Congress shooting itself in both feet, then tripping over them. At a moment of heightened concern that terrorists in the Middle East might stage or inspire attacks on U.S. soil, the...