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  • Republicans must act with urgency if party captures Senate

    In an otherwise solid address at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, disappointed on two key fronts.

  • Senators look to lame-duck session to pass Internet sales tax bill

    Top Senate lawmakers think they have found a way to allow states and local governments to tax Internet purchases: Link online sales taxes to separate legislation prohibiting Internet access taxes, then pass it in the post-election "lame duck" session of Congress.

  • Senate GOP charts agenda for the majority

    Republican leaders are promising a complete makeover of the Senate chamber that goes beyond changes in legislative priorities, according to knowledgeable GOP sources.

  • Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. The...

  • Senate passes Syria resolution, clearing it for Obama's signature

    The Senate on Thursday passed a government funding measure that includes a provision authorizing President Obama to equip and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.

  • Boxer indicates big decision to come next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — California Sen. Barbara Boxer indicated Thursday that she will announce early next year whether she will seek a fifth term. Boxer, 73, said she loves her job and sees no roadblocks to returning to the Senate if she decides to run again. California has several high-profile...

  • Environmental group to push turnout for midterm elections

    The League of Conservation Voters plans to spend a "majority" of the $25 million it has raised for the November elections on its Senate ground game, largely by targeting 1.5 million "drop-off voters" who typically don't participate in midterm elections and tend to be younger, Hispanic and female.

  • Grimes' grandmother stars in new ad

    In the one-minute ad airing statewide, Grimes and her grandmother Elsie tell the story of how her grandfather struggled with medical bills after a stroke.

  • Sabato's 'Crystal Ball': North Carolina Senate race favors Democrats

    Part of the reason Hagan is so strong, writes Crystal Ball Managing Editor Kyle Kondik, is because her Republican opponent Thom Tillis is underperforming.

  • VIDEO: John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill on strategy to defeat the Islamic State

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified in front of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Wednesday on the United States' strategy to defeat the Islamic State.

  • Congress divided on prospect of independent Scotland

    "I hope they won't do it. I don't think Scots will live as good a quality of life if the 'yeses' prevail," said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Senate's Friends of Scotland Caucus.

  • Foxx won't run for Senate in 2016

    "[Foxx] has no intentions of running against a senator who supported his nomination and told Senator Burr in so many words several months after being confirmed," spokeswoman Meghan Keck wrote.

  • Senate Finance leaders voice support for extending energy incentives

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., praised his Republican counterpart, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, for supporting at least a one-year extension for the incentives, which are given to wind, biomass, geothermal and other energy sources.

  • Republican senators to transfer $3 million to NRSC after appeal by McConnell

    Senate Republicans on Tuesday agreed to transfer $3 million in personal campaign funds to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in their bid to capture the Senate majority this November, sources confirmed. With control of the Senate on the line and Democrats and their allies pouring...

  • Harkin: Gridlock gives WH power

    The outgoing Democratic senator is critical of how lawmakers fail to compromise with one another, he said in an interview with PBS after his 37th and final "Harkin Steak Fry."



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