By Tim Mak | 11/19/13 06:33 PM
In a 55-43 vote, the Senate rejected legislation introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., to limit the transfer of detainees to countries that pose a security risk. It also proposed a prohibition on the transfer of detainees to the United States, for medical treatment or trial.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/19/13 04:10 PM
Senate Democratic leaders who have grown frustrated with the repeated Republican rejections of President Obama's judicial nominations are seriously weighing a historic change to the chamber's rules that would neuter use of the filibuster by the minority party.
By David M. Drucker | 11/19/13 01:29 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday joined a weekly closed-door meeting of House Republicans to advocate for protecting the sequester spending cuts in the on-going budget negotiations with the Democrats. McConnell, R-Ky., also shared his thoughts on what a Senate Republican...
By Tim Mak | 11/19/13 01:27 PM
The Senate opened debate Tuesday on the annual Pentagon policy legislation with serious disagreements over reforms needed to address the growing problem of sexual assaults in the military. The issue has virtually erased the usual partisan divides. Tea party favorite Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is...
11/19/13 09:50 AM
(www.stripes.com) The Senate on Monday began debating the 2014 defense bill, with one top Republican taking direct aim at the idea of continuing sequestration spending cuts in the military.
By Sean Lengell | 11/18/13 07:59 PM
Senate Republicans on Monday night once again blocked a key White House judicial nominee, heating up calls from Democrats who say it's time to change the rules to make it more difficult for the minority party to filibuster. Robert Wilkins' nomination to fill one of three vacant seats on the...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/18/13 06:54 PM
The Obama administration is renewing its push to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, asking key lawmakers to lift restrictions on transferring detainees off the island. Top administration officials argue that the facility remains a terrorist recruiting tool and that shuttering the...
By Editorial Writer | 11/18/13 06:04 PM
Sen. Orrin Hatch has been defending employee rights since he was first elected in 1976. As a freshman senator, the Utah Republican helped lead the filibuster that defeated the Labor Law Reform Act, which would have effectively eliminated secret ballot elections. Nearly four decades later, he's...
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Liz Cheney, a Republican Senate candidate in Wyoming, this weekend set off a very public dispute with her lesbian sister over same-sex marriage, and the man Cheney is looking to replace, Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, was content to let the sisters fight it out.
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