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  • Harkin: Gridlock gives WH power

    The outgoing Democratic senator is critical of how lawmakers fail to compromise with one another, he said in an interview with PBS after his 37th and final "Harkin Steak Fry."

  • Congress may adjourn this week

    Before adjourning, both chambers must pass a stopgap funding bill that includes a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • House energy votes double as post-election GOP wish list

    House Republicans are putting a package of energy bills up for a vote, but they have already earned a veto threat from the White House and the probability that they will stop dead in the Democratic-held Senate. But the hope for Republicans is that the congressional calculus will change come January.

  • Mitch McConnell turns his opponent's own ad against her

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., may come across as soft-spoken, but don't let that fool you: He's got sharp elbows and a sharp staff, and when you come at him, you'd best not miss.

  • Harry Reid: Democrats doing 'just fine' in push to keep control of Senate

    If the November elections were held today, "we'd be just fine," Reid said.

  • Senate confirms two nuclear regulators

    Stephen G. Burns and Jeffery M. Baran are the newest members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after earning votes of 60-40 and 56-44, respectively. The move brings the commission's split to three Democrats -- chairwoman Allison Macfarlane being the other one -- and two Republicans.

  • Analysts now see Democrats keeping Senate

    Independent political analysts are feeling more bullish about Democrats' chances of keeping the Senate. That's a dramatic change from last week, when most predictions put the Republican gain at either six or seven Senate seats.

  • Republicans introduce bill to hobble NLRB

    Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday to radically overhaul the federal National Labor Relations Board, saying it has become a tool of special interests.

  • Senate's secret handbook published online for first time

    The book, which "governs everything from how many sheets of paper and potted plants each Senate office is allotted to when Senators can use taxpayer money to charter planes or boats," was made public Sunday by USA Today, which published nearly whole thing online.

  • Campaigns use Islamic State in ads

    Political candidates are using the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in campaign ads, but an analysis suggests Americans are tuning out international crises.

  • Bill Clinton: Democrats might hold the Senate

    Bill Clinton said the GOP might come close to retaking the Senate in the November elections, but the Democratic Party has a chance of taking three of the five competitive seats it needs to win a majority.

  • Will a GOP Senate look beyond K Street when trying to form an agenda?

    Sen. Rob Portman lays out a Republican agenda of good policies, but with little appeal to the public.

  • Portman outlines Senate agenda

    These areas, which the Ohio Republican identified "common ground," between Republicans and Democrats, would be "great for the economy," he told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor-sponsored breakfast Thursday.

  • Kirk fundraises off Michelle Obama

    "I'm not one to believe rumors or engage in political gossip, but when it comes to defending the Illinois Senate seat that I'm honored to hold, I take all potential threats seriously," the Republican wrote in a Sept. 5 fundraising letter.

  • House and Senate recycle partisan agendas in pre-election session

    It's the same song, second verse as the two chambers recycle partisan agenda items while heading out the door to campaign ahead of the pivotal November election.



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