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  • Wind energy credit excluded from Senate Finance Committee proposal

    The Senate Finance Committee Chairman released a bipartisan proposal for extending energy tax incentives Tuesday, but there was one key omission -- the wind energy production tax credit. The credit, which expired at the end of 2013 and also affects geothermal, biomass and other renewable...

  • Harry Reid: Welcome to 'Koch-topia'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Tuesday blasted the Koch brothers again, insisting that the billionaire financiers owned the Republican Party. Reid also attacked House budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., for his newly released budget.

  • Congress delays Medicare cuts to doctors

    Congress passed legislation to temporarily stave off looming cuts to doctors who treat Medicare patients, hours before the current government pay structure was to expire.

  • Pat Leahy's patent reform bill to be taken up again this week

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A patent reform bill — one of the many introduced in Congress in recent months — was tabled by a Senate panel until later this week. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, or Senate Bill...

  • New DNC email warns of Senate 'Majority Leader' Mitch McConnell

    A new Democratic National Committee fundraising email tries to scare supporters into a last minute donation for Democrats to keep the Senate, by floating the idea of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., becoming the Senate majority leader.

  • Obama endorses Brian Schatz in Hawaii Senate primary

    President Obama endorsed Sen. Brian Schatz in Hawaii's Democratic primary on Monday, calling him the “right choice to continue delivering for Hawaii.” The rare endorsement from Obama, who has often stayed away from contentious Democratic primary fights, will likely boost Schatz in his...

  • Senate report: Torture didn't lead to bin Laden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The finding could deepen the...

  • Senate torture report examines hunt for Osama bin Laden

    A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation. The CIA still disputes that conclusion....

  • Joe Biden warns: 'We could lose' --- to Ted Cruz!

    With the end of the month bringing to a close the latest political fundraising quarter, Vice President Joe Biden is warning that without a ton of new money, the Democrats could lose the Senate to Sen. Ted Cruz. “We could lose,” is the headline on his fundraising email for the Democratic...

  • Democrats turn their fire on Koch brothers in desperate bid to save Senate

    Charles Koch, 78, and David Koch, 73, who run the second-largest privately held company in the country, are pouring a chunk of their vast fortune into helping Republicans take back the Senate.

  • Senate Democrats hope economic agenda can save majority

    Senate Democrats, fearful of losing their majority in November, rolled out an ambitious, populist "Fair Shot for Everyone" agenda that aims to rally their base and divert voter attention from Obamacare.

  • Examiner Editorial: Senate Democrats set to confirm zealous foe of fossil fuels

    Rhea Suh is living the sweetest dream of every radical environmental activist toiling in the trenches of Big Green’s war against fossil fuels. Suh has received a fat salary and extremely generous benefits since 2009 as assistant secretary for policy, management and budget for the Department of...

  • VIDEO: Ukraine bill passes Senate 98-2

    Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., says the world is watching how the U.S. handles the situation with Russia and Ukraine.

  • House, Senate pass Ukraine aid and sanctions legislation

    The House and Senate Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation endorsing President Obama's plan to provide $1 billion in aid to Ukraine and to sanction Russia for invading the country, moving a step closer to clearing the measure for the president's desk. Each chamber passed slightly...

  • Senators urge Obama to cancel contracts with Russian arms exporter

    A bipartisan group of senators urged President Obama on Thursday to end the Pentagon's contractual relationship with a Russian state arms dealer, as tensions between the United States and Russia continue to soar. Rosoboronexport, Russia's official state arms exporter, has been offered more...



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