| Feb 26, 2015
| 7:50 AM
Senate leaders moved toward a deal Wednesday to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, sidestepping a fight over immigration policy. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, declared his administration would curtail deportation of immigrants...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 12:35 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:14 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 1:00 PM
The White House on Monday delivered a starkly negative assessment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to deliver on his promises, faulting him for an “unconscionable delay” of President Obama’s choice for attorney...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The Senate was expected to vote this week on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general, more than four months after President Obama announced that the veteran prosecutor was his choice to succeed Eric H. Holder Jr. But Senate Majority...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 11:39 AM
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday that he won't hold a confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch as attorney general before the Senate completes work on a bill designed to curb human trafficking.
The Kentucky Republican's comments prompted...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:17 AM
New Congress convenes with Republicans holding majority in House and Senate. A new Congress has convened with Republicans ready to take charge of the House and Senate.
Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was poised to become the new Senate majority leader. In...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his Nevada home Thursday, causing the lawmaker to fall.
In a statement issued Friday, Reid's office said the 75-year-old senator was...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:25 AM
A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.
The Energy and Natural Resources committee...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 11:06 AM
John A. Boehner secured a third term as House Speaker on Tuesday, overcoming a brazen revolt by GOP conservatives to oust him but renewing questions about his hold over the chamber’s often rambunctious majority.
A total of 24 rank-and-file...