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  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, or DSCC, ordered $1 million in ads to run for...

  • Environmental groups hope to use Mitch McConnell's words against him

    Environmental groups plan to use Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments that a Republican-led Senate would be fine with more government shutdowns to attack the GOP ahead of the November elections.

  • Tom Steyer's super PAC haul for July: $500,000

    Billionaire ex-hedge fund manager Tom Steyer's climate super PAC brought in a bit more than $500,000 from outside donors in July, underscoring the struggles the San Francisco activist has had attracting contributions.

  • EXography: Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers

    West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.

  • The case for impeaching Lois Lerner and other lawbreakers at the IRS

    Federal impeachment under Article II of the Constitution is not reserved just for presidents or other high officials, but "all civil officers of the United States" as well. Aside from members of the military, any official in the executive branch is subject to impeachment.

  • Does the GOP Establishment's big win in Alaska Senate primary mean the Tea Party is dead?

    Dan Sullivan won Tuesday's Alaska Republican Senate primary pretty much as expected, taking 40 percent of the vote, followed by Tea Party insurgent Joe Miller with 32 percent and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell at 25 percent.

  • Senate Democrats demand liquid nicotine rules

    FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday announced a drive in Congress to require child-proof bottles of liquid nicotine used for e-cigarettes. Backed by 12 Senate Democrats, it's the latest effort seeking regulations of the battery-powered devices smokers use to inhale...

  • Pro-Mitch McConnell group to spend another $1.5 million

    The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a 501(c)4 advocacy group that is backing McConnell's re-election, will spend $660,000 on a new 30-second ad attacking Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate. It will also spend $870,000 to air a positive ad that it has run...

  • VIDEO: Kay Hagan leads challenger Thom Tillis in North Carolina Senate race

    A Public Policy Polling poll released Tuesday shows Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., leading Republican challenger Thom Tillis in the race for Senate.

  • Liberal and conservative lawmakers press Janet Yellen on bailouts

    A bipartisan group of Congress' most vocal lawmakers on matters of financial regulation is challenging Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen over the central bank's commitment to avoiding future bailouts.

  • National Guard becomes a talking point in Iowa Senate race

    Republican Joni Ernst has highlighted the fact that she served in a combat role in Iraq as a lieutenant colonel in the Guard in her campaign ads. Democrat Bruce Braley is trying to even the playing field by noting his past legislative support for the Guard.

  • Former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords dies at 80

    Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80.

  • Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe says deal reached on surplus program's red tape

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau The U.S. Defense Department has cut red tape in a program that gives surplus military vehicles to rural fire departments, Sen. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Washington is divided because it has abandoned federalism

    Our basic constitutional architecture still remains, and it's frustrating for those who want to augment the role of the federal government in people's lives.



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