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  • Scott Brown poised to explore New Hampshire Senate run

    BOSTON -- Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is expected to announce on Friday that he will explore a bid for Senate in New Hampshire. Brown will make the announcement in afternoon remarks from Nashua, N.H., after months of speculation about his political future. He recently moved to the...

  • Congress approves bill to ease increases on flood insurance rates

    Congress has passed legislation to halt rate increases in the federal flood insurance program for many homeowners in hazard zones nationwide. The measure easily cleared the Senate by a vote of 72-22 after the House overwhelmingly approved it last week. The bill now goes to President Obama,...

  • Millionaires lose unemployment benefits in new Senate deal

    Millionaires will no longer qualify for unemployment benefits under the bipartisan Senate deal unveiled Thursday afternoon, ending a subsidy that Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., attacked as a "reverse Robin Hood" provision designed to increase support for government programs. "Notwithstanding any...

  • Senate strikes deal on unemployment insurance extension

    The Senate surprisingly announced a deal Thursday to restore unemployment insurance benefits to more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans. Optimism for a deal appeared low as early as Wednesday, when several senators said they didn't think a compromise would be reached before the...

  • Harry Reid: Unemployment insurance extension plan 'very, very close'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday that the chamber is “very, very close” to working out a bipartisan deal that would extend unemployment benefits for five months.

  • White House withheld documents from Senate torture probe

    White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration withheld a “tiny percentage” of documents from a Senate investigation into torture practices, citing “executive branch confidentiality issues.” The administration chose not to turn over 9,000...

  • Colorado Obamacare enrollments dwarfed by cancellation notices as Senate race heats up

    Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., may face increasing headwinds from Obamacare as he tries to fend off a challenge from Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., given that low enrollments in his state are likely to drive up insurance premiums for his constituents, many of whom lost their previous plans because of...

  • Chris Matthews pulls fire alarm for Democrats holding Senate

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews, never one for nuanced political commentary, has proclaimed that Democrats are doomed to lose the Senate in 2014. “It’s going to be very hard to hold the Senate — I think the Senate goes,” Matthews said on "Morning Joe" on Thursday. Matthews pointed out that...

  • Sen. Tom Harkin says hearing witnesses can ignore GOP questions

    The Democratic chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee declared Wednesday that cabinet secretaries do not have to answer questions at hearings if they don’t feel like it, the latest breakdown in collegiality. In a politically-charged atmosphere during a...

  • Eric Cantor dismisses Senate Ukraine package, calls for vote on House version

    A Senate panel Thursday approved a package of loan guarantees for embattled Ukraine, but the measure could ultimately stall over a provision included to reform the International Monetary Fund. Congress will adjourn for a week-long recess Friday before addressing the legislation, which includes...

  • Sarah Palin endorses T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma Senate race

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lent her Tea Party credibility to former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon, endorsing his effort to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn as the next Republican senator from the state. "T.W.'s opponent has the backing of Beltway insiders, but T.W. has the passion...

  • White House: CIA gave 'heads up' on complaint to DOJ

    The White House said that the Central Intelligence Agency gave a “heads up” that they were referring a dispute with the Senate over classified information to the Justice Department.

  • Eight U.S. senators headed to Ukraine on Thursday

    A bipartisan team of U.S. Senators will head to Ukraine tomorrow to meet with the country’s leaders and to provide support for the nation as it attempts to re-organize and fend off invading Russia.

  • Senate fumes over alleged CIA hacking

    Senators on both sides of the aisle were fuming Wednesday over accusations that the Central Intelligence Agency was spying on their computers, and at least one lawmaker believes CIA Director John Brennan should step down if the claim turns out to be true. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said...

  • John Boehner: Senators should drop IMF demands in Ukraine aid bill

    House Speaker John Boehner called on Senate Democrats to drop their push to include reforms to the International Monetary Fund in a proposed Ukrainian aid package, which has stalled measure, saying the issues are unrelated.



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