By Kelly Cohen | 09/17/14 07:27 AM
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."
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/16/14 04:30 PM
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.
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 11:45 PM
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.
By Becket Adams | 09/16/14 04:22 PM
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.
By Sean Lengell | 09/16/14 04:11 PM
If the November elections were held today, "we'd be just fine," Reid said.
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 03:56 PM
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.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/16/14 02:31 PM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 09/16/14 02:23 PM
Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday to radically overhaul the federal National Labor Relations Board, saying it has become a tool of special interests.
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/14/14 05:37 PM
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.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/13/14 05:03 PM
Political candidates are using the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in campaign ads, but an analysis suggests Americans are tuning out international crises.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/13/14 03:40 PM
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.
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/12/14 02:47 PM
Sen. Rob Portman lays out a Republican agenda of good policies, but with little appeal to the public.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/12/14 07:56 AM
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.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/12/14 07:55 AM
"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.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/11/14 06:17 PM
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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