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  • Harry Reid just made sure the Senate will deal with amending the Constitution first thing when it gets back from recess

    The proposed amendment not only gives Congress the power to limit spending on federal candidates, but it also bars the judicial branch from overturning any future campaign finance laws authored by legislative branch.

  • VIDEO --- Lindsey Graham: We can still address the border crisis

    "We shouldn't be gone for five weeks with something this important left unresolved."

  • White House names new FERC chief

    President Obama named Cheryl LaFleur chairwoman of the nation's electric grid regulator for a nine-month term, honoring a deal between Senate Democrats and the White House.

  • Senate report details how EPA officials divert millions of tax dollars to activist groups

    Are tax dollars being channeled through the Environmental Protection Agency to Democratic activists working in the nonprofit sector?

  • Congress passes highway bill hours before deadline

    After several delays, Congress voted late Thursday to keep federal highway money flowing to states just hours ahead of a midnight deadline.

  • CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided...

  • Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia. Sen. Mike Enzi didn't make it easy. When the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee,...

  • Report: CIA officers read Senate emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a "lack of candor" when interviewed by agency investigators, according to a declassified CIA inspector general's report. The document, released Thursday by the CIA, is a summary...

  • Is this the man to unseat Harry Reid?

    In a hypothetical matchup for U.S. Senate in 2016, Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada would crush Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by double digits, according to new polling data.

  • VIDEO: Tensions high in border funding debate

    Tensions are flaring over the still unresolved funding plan to address security and humanitarian concerns on the southwest border.

  • VIDEO: John Boehner says House will not take up Senate immigration bill

    Speaker of the House John Boehner made it clear to reporters Thursday that the Republican-controlled House will not take up the Senate immigration reform bill.

  • Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and...

  • More senators seek military aid to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials. Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan, the Armed Services Committee chairman, and Bill...

  • What you should know about the federal highway bill

    With Congress poised this week to pass a temporary measure to fund road, transit and rail programs, it likely will have a greater direct impact on Americans than most congressional initiatives this year.

  • Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., led the effort, with lawmakers from both parties saying they have heard...



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