More Senate Articles

  • Republicans file briefs against Northwestern athletes union

    Republicans in the both the Senate and the House filed a friend-of-the-court brief Thursday in the National Labor Relations Board case regarding the Northwestern University students who wish to form a college athletes union. The lawmakers came down strongly against allowing collective bargaining...

  • The Republican who has followed Ted Kennedy's path

    In many ways, Sen. John McCain has followed the path laid out by Sen. Ted Kennedy after his unsuccessful attempt to wrest the Democratic nomination from Jimmy Carter in 1980.

  • New Tea Party group's voting integrity lawsuit threatens Mississippi establishment Democrats and Republicans

    If things were bad between Tea Party activists and the Mississippi Republican establishment before last Tuesday's Senate primary runoff, it's about to get a lot uglier.

  • John Boehner warns Harry Reid ready to reinstate earmark spending

    House Speaker John Boehner warns that Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, are 'plotting' to bring back banned congressional earmarks.

  • The long road to John Boehner's lawsuit against Obama

    House Speaker John Boehner has been quietly preparing to sue President Obama for months. The Ohio Republican announced just last week that he would spearhead a House lawsuit against the president to challenge, in his view, the Obama administration's unconstitutional overreach of its executive...

  • How Thad Cochran snagged an unlikely runoff win

    Sen. Thad Cochran pulled off a rare move in politics: An upset of an upset. After the 76-year-old Mississippi Republican came in second in the state's June 3 primary to state Sen. Chris McDaniel, he rallied to pull off a surprising win in the runoff two weeks later. So how did he do it?...

  • Here's the backstory behind Chuck Grassley and Lois Lerner

    The Republican senator from Iowa and the former IRS official were no strangers to each other -- one of the reasons Republicans fear Lerner's push to audit Grassley might have been politically motivated.

  • Dems struggle to show anti-Koch amendment is 'reasonable'

    While much of Washington grapples with international crises, chronic economic troubles, and upcoming midterm elections, Senate Democrats are steadily pushing forward with what they hope will become the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The proposed amendment would give Congress...

  • Why Mississippi's losing Tea Party candidate has no path forward

    Chris McDaniel appears out of options and prominent Mississippi Republicans are urging unity in the aftermath of Sen. Thad Cochran's unlikely victory in a GOP primary runoff.

  • Senate actions on NLRB, filibuster rule drain Noel Canning ruling of impact

    In a statement Thursday in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Noel Canning v. Nation Labor Relations Board case, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the ruling itself didn't matter much now that the Senate has changed its filibuster rules.

  • House approves speeding up natural gas exports

    The exports would go to nations that lack free-trade agreements with the U.S. Forty-six Dems joined Republicans to pass the bill, 266-150, while two Republicans opposed it. 

  • Liberals champion freedom of speech --- except in politics

    I'm old enough to remember when American liberals cherished the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. They celebrated especially the freedom accorded those with unpopular beliefs and protested attempts to squelch the expression of differing opinions.

  • Thad Cochran upsets Chris McDaniel in Mississippi runoff stunner

    Sen. Thad Cochran won an unlikely come-from-behind victory Tuesday in a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi, holding off challenger Chris McDaniel in what was thought to be the Tea Party's best opportunity to knock off a GOP incumbent.

  • Senate throws lifeline to Export-Import Bank, but doubts remain in the House

    Senate lawmakers Tuesday significantly boosted the chances that Congress will consider renewing the Export-Import Bank in the face of mounting GOP opposition in the House.

  • Public must keep spotlight on Veterans Affairs scandal: Examiner Editorial

    When a government scandal explodes, the proliferating revelations can quickly become overwhelming, causing the public to disengage. In the case of the rapidly widening controversy at the Department of Veterans' Affairs, Americans must not let this happen.



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