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  • 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.

  • Senate panel sends two nuclear regulator nominees to floor

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominees Stephen Burns and Jeffery Baran, both Democrats, were approved by the committee. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., was the only GOP lawmaker to join all the panel's Democrats in voting to send the nominees to the floor.

  • Proposed amendment on campaign finance dies in Senate

    The key vote was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who backed the proposal.

  • Local CBS team turns on Sen. Udall for declining live debate request: 'Disappointing,' 'unfortunate'

    The CBS News affiliate in Denver, Colo., KCNC-TV, is deeply unimpressed with Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall's failure to agree to a live debate with his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner.

  • Boxer still undecided on fifth term

    "I'm not resigning, of course not," the California Democrat, who has held the seat since 1992, told reporters in San Francisco on Friday.

  • Harry Reid's government shutdown

    Reid is complaining that Republicans have advanced his own bill in order to "stall" the Senate.

  • Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who said that Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation." Reid, D-Nev., told reporters that the comment by congressman Bill Cassidy of Louisiana was "insensitive, very...

  • Harry Reid is mad that Republicans didn't obstruct his bill

    After Monday's bipartisan 79-18 vote, Reid vented to reporters that Republicans were trying to "stall" the Senate, indicating that he never intended for the campaign finance amendment by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., to go to a real floor debate.

  • Republican Senate candidate backs gay marriage in ad

    This pro-gay marriage ad by Oregon Senate candidate Monica Wehby is the first of its kind run by a Republican Senate candidate.



From the Weekly Standard