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  • Harry Reid: Beware the 'cult of Koch'

    On Thursday, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., leveled a new charge at his favorite billionaire villains, Charles and David Koch: They're the leaders of a cult.* Sen. Reid descended into the rhetoric of conspiracy to describe an off-the-record fundraising conference organized by the brothers last...

  • 'You are what is wrong with this country': Jay Rockefeller and Senate Democrats open fire on e-cigarette presidents

    Electronic cigarette companies "are what is wrong with this country," because of advertising that makes their products more interesting to children, says Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

  • Don't bring me down: Obama lags in states where vulnerable Democrats are fighting to win re-election

    President Obama's approval rating has slipped considerably in states where elections in November could decide who controls the U.S. Senate, according to a new poll from NPR.

  • How Colorado's Mark Udall voted on Keystone XL

    In the end, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., couldn't avoid it -- he had to vote on whether to approve the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. He chose "no." Conservative groups tried pressuring Udall, mired in a tight re-election contest with GOP challenger and pipeline backer Rep. Cory Gardner, into...

  • Keystone XL bill passed by Senate panel

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed legislation mandating construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday in possibly the last Senate action on the Canada-to-Texas project before the November midterm election. The measure secured a 12-10 vote, with two Democrats --...

  • Deal with White House in hand, Senate panel approves nominees for energy regulator

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee agreed to send a pair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominees to the Senate floor -- but there's a catch. The panel voted to approve Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay as commissioners with the understanding that LaFleur, the acting...

  • Here's how the Keystone XL bill will likely die

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is expected on Wednesday to approve legislation mandating construction of the Keystone XL pipeline's northern leg, but its chances of reaching the Senate floor are already dashed. "I agreed to give them a vote. They, the Republicans, they...

  • Lamar Alexander calls on Senate to rein in National Labor Relations Board

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., proposed legislation last week that would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from implementing a rule requiring businesses to turn over employees' personal phone numbers and email addresses during union organizing drives. Big Labor has long wanted the...

  • VIDEO: HUD nominee Julian Castro faces Senate committee for confirmation hearing

    President Obama's pick to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development appeared before a Senate committee Tuesday morning.

  • Andy McCarthy's 'Faithless Execution' about building a case to impeach Obama

    My good friend Andy McCarthy has another book out, Faithless Execution, which couldn't be timelier in view of the deplorable state of current events in America. Though I have been a consistent critic of President Obama's -- decrying his lawlessness and his disastrous and destructive policies...

  • What is going on in the Iowa Senate race?

    Something is amiss in the race to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate. First, Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, used a "chick" in a campaign ad against his female opponent, Republican Joni Ernst.

  • Senate Energy Committee set to vote on FERC nominees

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu, D-La., said her panel will vote Wednesday on who to move to the floor as the nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Landrieu said talks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the White House...

  • Democratic senators accuse columnist George Will of trivializing rape

    Four Democratic senators have blasted conservative pundit George Will for downplaying the prevalence of rape on college campuses, saying his "ancient beliefs" trivialize the plight of rape victims. In a letter Thursday to the Washington Post columnist, the senators took exception to Will's...

  • Senate confirms two Federal Reserve nominees

    The Senate confirmed two candidates to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Thursday afternoon, bringing the total number of board members to five just one week before the central bank's next monetary policy meeting. Next week's meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee will be the first...

  • Vote on Keystone XL pipeline set for Senate panel

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline that failed to get to the floor last month after negotiations regarding an energy-efficiency measure collapsed.



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