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  • GOP's small-state edge boosts its Senate hopes

    Republican senators are entrenching themselves in small states that elected Democrats a few years ago, brightening the GOP's future if Americans continue their trend of voting for the same party in Senate and presidential races.

  • With Senate majority on the line, Harry Reid is embracing Obamacare tweaks

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he is open to making legislative changes to the health care law, but they are likely to be minor.

  • Harry Reid dismisses cancer patient Tom Coburn's Obamacare concern

    When Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., pointed out that the majority of cancer centers in the country aren't covered under Obamacare while arguing that the law's problems go beyond early website issues, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dismissed the critique as too "in the weeds." Coburn, a...

  • John McCain: Spy Jonathan Pollard should be released from prison

    Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham finally disagree on something. The two senators, who reporters often joke are practically joined at the hip when it comes to legislation, particularly on issues concerning the military and national security, do not agree on the potential early release of...

  • Robert Menendez blocked GOP effort to honor Cesar Chavez's immigration stance

    Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., found himself in the awkward position of having to object to a Senate resolution honoring the life and legacy of the late Latino activist and union organizer Cesar Chavez after Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., proposed amending it to highlight Chavez's long record of...

  • 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.



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