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  • McConnell shows he's the boss

    WASHINGTON The honeymoon may be over for Mitch McConnell.
  • The Senate makes it official: Climate change is not a hoax

    The U.S. Senate has made it official: Climate change is not a hoax. As part of the long debate on the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an amendment that aimed to answer once and for all whether senators believe the...

    Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    The federal mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel's work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law. The President George W. Bush-era education law dictates that states test...

    Senate blocks efforts to ban exports from Keystone XL pipeline, use American-made steel

    The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday rejected Democrats' bids to ban exports from the Keystone XL oil pipeline and to require building the project with American-made steel. In largely party-line votes, the Senate sidetracked the first two...

    Durbin returns from 'very productive' trip to Cuba

    Durbin returns from 'very productive' trip to Cuba
    Sen. Dick Durbin, just back from Cuba on a trip with other Democratic lawmakers, cautioned Tuesday that fully lifting the embargo against the island nation could be scuttled by a single U.S. senator. The Illinois Democrat issued a news release Tuesday...