By David M. Drucker | 07/10/14 05:03 PM
Democrats are largely happy with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's strategy of limiting the number of tough votes they face, even though it means some of their own ideas haven't gotten a chance.
By Ed Sykes | 07/10/14 05:00 PM
At a hearing Thursday,Â Sec. of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson called the president's $3.7 billion emergency request "absolutely essential." Without it, he says, key border funding could run out by mid-August.
07/10/14 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and liberal Democrats on Thursday derailed a Senate bill to help hunters and potentially aid Democratic senators seeking re-election in GOP-leaning states. It's the latest bipartisan measure to fall victim to election-year maneuvering. The broadly popular...
07/10/14 01:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent to their colleagues a long-shot proposed change to the Constitution that would rein in political spending. Democrats who lead the Judiciary Committee moved forward with an effort to limit...
By Steve Doty | 07/09/14 02:03 PM
Unaccompanied minors who are waiting for deportation hearings are housed with family members or sponsors. The problem is, many of these relatives are illegal immigrants themselves.
By Becket Adams | 07/09/14 12:03 PM
President Obama is headlining a Wednesday fundraising event in Colorado to support the re-election campaign of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. But Udall, who is in the middle of a tough race against Cory Gardner, won't be at the event.
By Becket Adams | 07/08/14 05:53 PM
Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., got lost on his way to a Senate Republican luncheon on Tuesday and ended up at the Democrats' gathering instead, the Hill reported.
By Steve Doty | 07/08/14 01:51 PM
A pro-Mitch McConnell group and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes released attack ads Tuesday highlighting how each candidate has dodged questions from Kentucky residents and the media.
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 Steve Doty | 07/07/14 01:33 PM
A Libertarian candidate in North Carolina is making things difficult for Republicans, as a quirky YouTube campaign continues to grow.
07/06/14 06:15 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' elected officials are mourning the death of former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon. Dixon's son says the 86-year-old Democrat died Sunday. Dixon was a popular state officeholder before serving in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1993. Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says...
07/06/14 05:15 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, an Illinois Democrat whose career in national and state politics spanned more than 40 consecutive years in public office, died Sunday, his son said. He was 86. Dixon, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1993, died at his home in Fairview...
07/05/14 01:15 PM
DENVER (AP) — An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November. The federal government is considering listing the greater sage grouse as an endangered species next year. Doing so could...
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 Sean Higgins | 07/03/14 05:13 PM
Republicans in the both the Senate and the House filed a friend-of-the-court brief Thursday in the National Labor Relations Board case regarding the Northwestern University students who wish to form a college athletes union. The lawmakers came down strongly against allowing collective bargaining...
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