By Rebecca Berg | 02/26/14 11:06 AM
If there was any doubt about former President Bill Clinton's pull as a surrogate on the campaign trail, just follow the money.
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:57 AM
Credit Suisse Group helped American customers hide as much as $10 billion in assets from the Internal Revenue Service, more than double the amount previously known, according to a U.S. Senate committee.
02/25/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sprawling Democratic bill expanding health, education and other benefits for veterans easily cleared an early Senate hurdle on Tuesday. But the election-year measure still faces an uncertain fate as Republicans battle to make it smaller and find ways to pay for it. By a...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/25/14 04:47 PM
The Senate will delay action on legislation to raise the minimum wage even as House Democrats plan to spotlight their support for a wage increase by trying to force the House Republican majority to bring a measure to a floor vote.
By Rebecca Berg | 02/25/14 03:35 PM
When former President Bill Clinton traveled to Kentucky Tuesday to vouch for Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, he wasn't shy about admitting that his appearance was, in part, a favor for an old friend.
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 02:05 PM
The Senate probably will delay until late March a vote on a proposal to raise the U.S. minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, said bill sponsor Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat. The delay until senators return March 24 from a week-long break provides more time for labor unions to organize support...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:39 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Democrat Mary Landrieu's quest for a fourth Senate term will turn on whether she can attract just enough support from independents and Republicans to win in this increasingly conservative state. The daughter and sister of New Orleans mayors, that's been Landrieu's re-election...
By Paul Bedard | 02/23/14 03:21 PM
Christian ministers pushing for immigration reform, even suggesting that the Bible requires illegals to receive work permits, are out of touch with their flock of hundreds of millions, according to an extraordinary new poll that revealed the sharp division among evangelicals worshipers and their...
By Zack Colman | 02/21/14 02:37 PM
A pair of senators are expected to introduce a revised energy-efficiency bill next week after contentious amendments derailed an earlier version when it reached the floor in the fall, Senate aides told the Washington Examiner. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, have been...
By Mona Charen | 02/20/14 03:29 PM
Ted Cruz may be the brightest light to adorn the Republican Party in many years. So it's particularly galling to see that rather than train his fire at President Obama and the liberal machine that cocoons him, Cruz has become a one-man wrecking ball against Republicans.
02/19/14 08:00 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Sen. Mike Enzi is standing by his recent votes against raising the federal debt limit, saying lawmakers and President Barack Obama need to have a plan to get federal spending and the national debt under control. Interest alone on the debt is on track to surpass current...
By Brian Hughes | 02/18/14 02:16 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney predicted on Tuesday that Democrats would not lose control of the Senate in 2014, even as some progressives express a growing concern that Republicans could win back the upper chamber in November. “The Democratic Party is not going to lose control of...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/17/14 09:16 AM
Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of President Obama's stimulus bill, the $830-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "If you recall five years ago, the notion was that if the government spent all this money -- that, by the way, was borrowed -- that somehow the...
By Associated Press | 02/15/14 09:37 AM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday he told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid it was "none of your damn business" who the Democratic governor appointed to fill Montana's vacant U.S. Senate seat. Refuting claims by state Republican Party officials that his appointment of John...
By Sean Lengell | 02/14/14 04:35 PM
The new Democratic chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee on Friday said he will use his first days on the job to "find the right paths forward" to reform the federal tax code system. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said other top priorities include protecting Medicare while lowering...
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