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.
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...
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