By Sean Higgins | 12/12/13 04:05 PM
Ryan Loskarn, former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., had "hundreds of videos depicting underage boys engaged in sexually explicit conduct" on his home computer's hard drive, according to documents filed by U.S. postal inspectors in D.C. District Court Thursday. Federal law...
By Brian Hughes | 12/12/13 10:26 AM
President Obama on Thursday welcomed the late-night Senate confirmation of Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the latest successful appointment for the White House in the wake of new rules for approving executive nominations. “I thank the Senate for confirming Nina Pillard to...
By Steve Doty | 12/12/13 09:56 AM
With the right candidates, Republicans could be poised to take control of the Senate in 2014.
By Mary Clare Jalonick | 12/12/13 09:32 AM
Government dairy subsidies that affect the cost of a gallon of milk are set to expire at the end of the year as farm-state lawmakers said Tuesday that they do not expect to have a new farm bill — or an extension of current law — before Jan 1.
By Luke Rosiak | 12/12/13 05:15 AM
A Senate subcommittee is exploring consolidating some of the many tiny federal entities that are littered across the bureaucracy, and first on its list of targets are international programs, including the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Overseas Private Investment Corp.
By Sean Higgins | 12/11/13 05:49 PM
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., announced he has suspended his chief of staff, Ryan Loskarn, after learning that the staffer's home was being searched by law enforcement officials "regarding allegations involving child pornography." The senator made the announcement on his official website:...
By David M. Drucker | 12/11/13 03:03 PM
Senate Republicans are prepared to force a middle-of-the-night vote on one of President Obama's judicial nominees in retaliation for Democrats invoking the so-called nuclear option to change Senate rules on presidential nominees. Before Thanksgiving, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/11/13 12:10 PM
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has put his chief of staff on leave without pay Wednesday after learning police had looked over the staffer's home in relation to child pornography allegations. Here is Alexander's statement: “I was just informed by the United States Senate legal counsel’s...
By Sean Lengell | 12/10/13 07:51 PM
The Senate's Democratic majority, taking advantage of weakened filibuster rules, pushed through Rep. Mel Watt's nomination to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency Tuesday night, weeks after Republicans initially blocked his confirmation. The Senate voted 57-41 to confirm the North Carolina...
By Ashe Schow | 12/10/13 02:51 PM
Snow? What Snow? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., didn’t let today's "Filiduster" stop him from taking advantage of the Senate rules change he pushed through Nov. 21, as senators voted 56-38 to confirm Patricia Ann Millett to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of...
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