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  • Senators concerned by Secret Service allegations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican senator expressed concern Wednesday over an alleged incident involving a drunken Secret Service agent in connection with President Barack Obama's overseas trip to the Netherlands. On...

  • Senate gives final approval to 3 anti-union bills

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bills that aim to restrict union organizing and picketing practices in Mississippi, as well as limit governments' abilities to pressure employers to use unionized workers, are on their way to Gov. Phil Bryant. The Senate gave final passage Wednesday to the three bills,...

  • Iowa Senate candidate's true loyalty is to his fellow trial lawyers

    No politician from Iowa wants to be caught on tape rubbishing his state as a backwater and savaging its most popular politician. But this is Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley's nightmare week, which could conceivably derail his campaign for Iowa's open Senate seat.

  • Majority threatened, Democrats take up populist agenda to distract from Obamacare

    Senate Democrats, facing an increasing threat of losing their majority in November, rolled out an ambitious and populist legislative agenda on Wednesday that aims to rally their base and divert voter attention away from the unpopular health reform law. The agenda, which includes a minimum wage...

  • Video shows Iowa Democratic Senate candidate slamming Chuck Grassley for being 'a farmer'

    Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Iowa, recently warned trial lawyers at a fundraising event in Texas that Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, would be ill-prepared to head the Senate Judiciary Committee should Republicans win a majority in November. Braley's reasoning?...

  • Senate Democrats, heeding GOP objections, strip IMF measure from Ukraine aid bill

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday he has stripped the IMF provision from the Senate bill, even though Democrats, President Obama and some Republicans support it.

  • American Crossroads reserves $1.1 million in North Carolina ads for April

    Is American Crossroads giving North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis one last push before the state's Republican primary? The group has reserved $1.1 million in advertising in North Carolina for April, its political director, Carl Forti, confirmed Monday. The ads, the content of which...

  • Iowa Republican Senate candidate on big spenders in DC: 'Let's make 'em squeal'

    Joni Ernst, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Iowa, has a new ad on making big spenders "squeal" in Washington, D.C. Ernst's ad notes that she grew up castrating hogs on a farm in Iowa, so she'll know how to "cut pork" in Washington. The 30-second video calls for cutting wasteful...

  • Congress takes up natural gas exports, with focus on the Democrats

    As Congress begins debating the export of natural gas, all eyes are on the Democrats. Three committees in the House and the Senate are scheduled to host hearings this week, beginning Tuesday, on whether the U.S. should send more natural gas abroad. The topic has been brewing on Capitol Hill...

  • Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez funding measure

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up a resolution Monday calling on the state and federal governments to seek additional money for restoration stemming from the disaster. Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said one...

  • Senate votes to move ahead with sanctions and aid package for Ukraine

    The Senate voted Monday to move ahead with a package of loan guarantees for Ukraine that also include reforms to the International Monetary Fund that House Republicans oppose. The 78-17 vote clears the way for floor debate on the measure, which aims to help free Ukraine from Russia's economic...

  • Reid slams GOP over Crimea; Senate bill advances

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, delivering a surprisingly sharp attack just before lawmakers advanced a bill authorizing sweeping U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan...

  • Mississippi Senate challenger heads to Kentucky to push 'freedom' at rally with Matt Bevin

    Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel is heading to Kentucky to lend his support to fellow insurgent GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin -- or so it would appear. McDaniel, a state senator, is hoping to oust Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's June 3 Republican primary. But on April 5,...

  • Democrats downplay Nate Silver's Senate projection

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is pushing back after data whiz Nate Silver projected Sunday that Republicans will win the Senate this year. In an interview with Jon Karl on ABC's "This Week," Silver, who recently relaunched his FiveThirtyEight franchise, gave Republicans a...

  • Terror report release may fuel Congress' CIA spat

    If senators vote this week to release key sections of a voluminous report on terrorist interrogations, an already strained relationship between lawmakers and the CIA could become even more rancorous, and President Barack Obama might have to step into the fray.



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