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  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brings in record money for February

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has posted another record fundraising month, the committee announced Thursday, padding its war chest further for a fiercely competitive midterm election cycle. The committee brought in $6.8 million last month -- its best February ever -- to bring...

  • Nuclear option fallout imperils Obama's nominees

    When Senate Democrats executed the so-called nuclear option last year and changed their chamber's rules for votes on President Obama's nominees, administration officials breathed a sigh of relief. As long as the nominees were qualified, they thought Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,...

  • CIA-Senate spat complicates spying oversight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top intelligence lawyers on Wednesday renewed assurances that Congress is adequately monitoring U.S. surveillance programs. But it's suddenly an awkward argument for the Obama administration, since the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee publicly...

  • AP Interview: Feinstein against legalizing pot

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes. The state's senior senator told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that one of her concerns is the potential for...

  • Senators urge international monitors in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading members of Congress are demanding that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe immediately deploy international monitors to eastern and southern Ukraine. A letter sent by Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, and...

  • Senate committee to consider Pat Leahy%u2019s patent reform bill

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — One of the handful of patent reform bills introduced in Congress will be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee later this month. Leahy The bill, the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, introduced by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., in November,...

  • NRSC: 'Next stop, Senate majority'

    Republican voters have more enthusiasm for the next election than Democrats, but it's not quite as high as it was in the 2010 midterms, according to recent polling.

  • Republican factions can't change the facts

    At a time when polls show public opinion turning against the Democrats, some Republicans seem to be turning against each other. Even with the prospect of being able to win control of the Senate in this fall's elections, some Republicans are busy manufacturing ammunition for their own circular...

  • Robert Gibbs: Democrats 'definitely' and 'absolutely' in danger of losing the Senate

    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs admitted Sunday that Democrats were in obvious danger of losing the Senate in 2014. When asked by NBC's David Gregory if Democrats could lose the senate, the former press secretary for President Obama replied, "absolutely" and "definitely."...

  • Scott Brown hopes to ride a new electoral wave -- this time in New Hampshire

    NASHUA, N.H. -- In 2010, Scott Brown won a special election in Massachusetts that marked the beginning of a historic electoral wave, which would sweep Republicans to a House majority and net them six seats in the Senate. Now, he hopes he can do it again. "A big political wave is about to...

  • Kay Hagan presses Senate for climate action

    Sen. Kay Hagan took to the Senate floor Thursday to call for congressional action on climate change. "This is a pressing problem that needs to be addressed and too often gets pushed to the backburner," the North Carolina Democrat said. The overture was of note because Hagan is in a tight...

  • Why teachers unions back the child care block grant reauthorization

    On Thursday, the Senate passed a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Redevelopment Block Grant. The legislation would, as the title indicates, give states funds to pay for child care programs. Big Labor was a major backer of the bill, which -- not coincidentally -- would make it easier for...

  • Jon Stewart kicks off #McConnelling video mashups

    "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart had a lot of fun with Sen. Mitch McConnell's b-roll video footage released by his campaign this week. Stewart admitted Thursday that he was in a terrible mood until the clip came into his life, and shared some of his favorite mashups of the footage with...

  • White House downplays role of Obamacare in Florida loss

    The White House insisted that Obamacare was “not the decisive factor” in a deflating special election loss for Democrats in Florida.

  • Scott Brown poised to explore New Hampshire Senate run

    BOSTON -- Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is expected to announce on Friday that he will explore a bid for Senate in New Hampshire. Brown will make the announcement in afternoon remarks from Nashua, N.H., after months of speculation about his political future. He recently moved to the...



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