04/24/14 07:15 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Senators rejected a proposal Thursday that could have increased the minimum wage in Louisiana, a vote that's expected to shelve the debate for the legislative session. Without objection, the Senate Labor Committee killed the bill by Sen. Ben Nevers, a Bogalusa...
04/24/14 06:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The secretary of the Homeland Security Department put the agency's former internal watchdog on administrative leave Thursday following the release of a Senate report that concluded he was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or classified some...
04/24/14 06:45 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican Leader...
04/24/14 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand Paul of Kentucky stand on either side of the...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/23/14 11:19 AM
When Sen. Mary Landrieu needed to re-enact a congressional hearing for a recent television ad, her campaign turned to a capital closer to home. To comply with Senate rules, which prohibit the use of government video for campaign purposes, Landrieu recreated the scene with the close-enough...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/23/14 06:37 AM
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The top four Republican candidates for Senate in North Carolina diverged only moderately on policy when they met onstage for a televised debate Tuesday. But there was profound disagreement among them over who could best represent the party, and prove most electable, against...
04/22/14 07:30 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — Calling Uber a cutting-edge concept, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that exempts it and other rideshare companies from the same regulations that traditional taxi and limo companies have. The amended bill exempts rideshare companies from the commercial insurance...
By Sean Lengell | 04/22/14 04:43 PM
Sen. John Boozman is recovering in an Arkansas hospital after undergoing emergency heart surgery Tuesday. The senator's condition isn't considered life threatening, his office said. "Doctors say he responded well to the surgery and are monitoring his recovery," Boozman spokesman Patrick...
By Ashe Schow | 04/22/14 11:06 AM
Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has released her first campaign ad, which pokes fun at her opponent — a man — for accusing her of waging a war on women.
By Zack Colman | 04/22/14 05:27 AM
Environmental organizations and Democrats say the delay will have little effect in tight Senate races in November, while GOP-aligned groups are arguing it underscores that pro-pipeline Democrats have little power in their party.
By Star Parker | 04/18/14 03:42 PM
In January 2013, T.W. Shannon established two milestones. He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in history.
By Paul Bedard | 04/16/14 02:24 PM
Lawmakers are rallying around the 150-year-old U.S. Capitol Dome, weather-whipped and torn open by acid rain, worried that if an 11th-hour restoration isn’t fully funded, its most important traits could be lost forever.
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:52 AM
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year.
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:37 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monica Wehby is launching the first television ads in the Republican primary campaign for U.S. Senate. Wehby's campaign says the ads will begin airing statewide on Tuesday. They tout her opposition to President Obama's health care law, declaring "Obamacare is bad for...
By Justin Green | 04/16/14 09:23 AM
Dr. Milton Wolf, a diagnostic radiologist from the Kansas City area, on Wednesday released a television ad criticizing Roberts for his nearly five decades in the nation's capital.
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