07/10/14 10:52 AM
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is blaming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for the failure of his patent reform bill. Leahy, the sponsor of the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, removed the bill from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s calendar in May....
07/09/14 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections. The Nevada Democrat used Senate procedures to prevent...
By Becket Adams | 07/09/14 11:36 AM
The Senate majority leader's claim that "five white men" were behind the Hobby Lobby ruling is part of a larger campaign to mislead the public.
By Paul Bedard | 07/08/14 05:24 PM
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, reacting to the violence in the Middle East, said that there are now enough senators ready to cut the $440 million U.S. taxpayers send to the Palestinian Authority every year. But, he said, Democratic leaders are holding up a vote. And on Monday, Republican Sen. Bob Corker...
By Paul Bedard | 07/08/14 12:41 PM
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has helped President Obama abuse his power even worse than Richard Nixon, charged Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
By Becket Adams | 07/08/14 09:45 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has vowed "to do something" about the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling last week that closely held corporations cannot be forced to cover the cost of employees' abortifacients.
By Kevin Daley | 07/03/14 06:00 PM
As odds rise that Republicans will seize control of the U.S. Senate, there's speculation over Sen. Chuck Schumer's future in the Democratic leadership, which could see major shakeups if relegated to minority status.
By Paul Bedard | 07/01/14 10:35 AM
House Speaker John Boehner warns that Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, are 'plotting' to bring back banned congressional earmarks.
By Cal Thomas | 06/30/14 01:59 PM
President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like. When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican majority in the House of Representatives...
By Susan Crabtree | 06/29/14 01:28 PM
President Obama's decision to send a small number of troops to Iraq is an awkward topic for Democrats these days. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who is leading Democratic efforts to keep control of the Senate, carefully dodged a Washington Examiner question about whether he supports Obama's...
By Byron York | 06/26/14 05:45 PM
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...
By Sean Higgins | 06/26/14 01:31 PM
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.
By Michael Barone | 06/25/14 05:21 PM
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.
By Becket Adams | 06/24/14 06:02 PM
At a ceremony, lawmakers joined hands and sang "We Shall Overcome." Sadly, it turned into the most uncomfortable thing imaginable.
By Luke Wachob | 06/23/14 04:21 PM
Political posturing trumps the First Amendment. That is the clear message being sent by at least 15 senators who, less than a decade ago, were some of the most ardent opponents of a flag-burning constitutional amendment.
By Paul Bedard | 07/23/14
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