By Charlie Spiering | 11/21/13 11:21 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was quite pleased this morning after he made a joke at Obamacare's expense about changing the filibuster rules in the Senate.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/21/13 11:17 AM
Janet Yellen cleared a key hurdle to becoming the next chairman of the Federal Reserve on Thursday morning, receiving approval from the Senate Banking Committee. But Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., voted no, possibly complicating Yellen's bid for confirmation in the full Senate, which is...
By Paul Bedard | 11/21/13 10:16 AM
The Obamacare disaster rocking Washington is starting to spread to key states Democrats are defending in their bid to keep control of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections, giving Republicans their best chance yet to take charge of Capitol Hill, according to a new voter analysis. While most...
By Ethan Barton | 11/20/13 07:22 PM
Federal inspectors general told Congress they could save taxpayers billions of dollars if they had bigger staffs to investigate waste, fraud and corruption. “Potential savings represent about a $17 return on every dollar invested in the IGs,” Peggy Gustafson, inspector general of the Small...
By Zack Colman | 11/20/13 03:20 PM
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, stumped to revive energy-efficiency legislation on Wednesday, suggesting its failure would prove a bellwether for future energy bills in the upper chamber.
By Sean Higgins | 11/20/13 12:24 PM
Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., introduced a bill Tuesday that would prohibit the administration from granting tax exceptions from Obamacare to multi-employer health insurance plans. The bill is called the Union Tax Fairness act in recognition of the...
By Michael J. Mishak | 11/20/13 08:04 AM
The Florida senator and potential Republican presidential hopeful will argue in remarks Wednesday at the conservative American Enterprise Institute that diplomacy and foreign aid should "vastly outnumber" the country's uses of military force.
11/19/13 07:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators on Tuesday illustrated their paralysis over what to do with the Guantanamo Bay prison, voting down dueling bills to loosen and tighten restrictions on transferring detainees. The result fails to significantly advance President Barack Obama's long-standing goal of...
11/19/13 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he's considering changing his chamber's rules to make it harder for minority Republicans to block President Barack Obama's nominations, a warning shot that suggested Democrats might soon use their power in the chamber to end...
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.
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