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  • Public must keep spotlight on Veterans Affairs scandal: Examiner Editorial

    When a government scandal explodes, the proliferating revelations can quickly become overwhelming, causing the public to disengage. In the case of the rapidly widening controversy at the Department of Veterans' Affairs, Americans must not let this happen.

  • VIDEO: Senate Dems reintroduce failed Disclose Act

    Senate Democrats on Tuesday reintroduced transparency legislation that failed to pass in 2010 and again in 2012.

  • Tea Party infighting in Oklahoma

    A Republican Senate primary has yielded yet another intraparty feud pitting grassroots conservatives against national political strategists.

  • New Tom Coburn report describes Veterans Affairs Department wracked by incompetence, corruption, coverups

    Underworked doctors, crooked contracting officers, criminals, perverts and cheats are all part of the broken culture that rewards failure and punishes honest employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a report released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Coburn.

  • House takes up energy production bills this week

    The House this week will take up legislation that would speed up interstate pipeline projects, increase domestic oil production and expedite natural gas exports.

  • Hillary on the Hill: The memoir she didn't write

    Long before Hillary Clinton negotiated with unpredictable world leaders as secretary of state, she faced another diplomatic puzzle in the U.S. Senate: working with Trent Lott.

  • Harry Reid: Beware the 'cult of Koch'

    On Thursday, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., leveled a new charge at his favorite billionaire villains, Charles and David Koch: They're the leaders of a cult.* Sen. Reid descended into the rhetoric of conspiracy to describe an off-the-record fundraising conference organized by the brothers last...

  • 'You are what is wrong with this country': Jay Rockefeller and Senate Democrats open fire on e-cigarette presidents

    Electronic cigarette companies "are what is wrong with this country," because of advertising that makes their products more interesting to children, says Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

  • Don't bring me down: Obama lags in states where vulnerable Democrats are fighting to win re-election

    President Obama's approval rating has slipped considerably in states where elections in November could decide who controls the U.S. Senate, according to a new poll from NPR.

  • How Colorado's Mark Udall voted on Keystone XL

    In the end, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., couldn't avoid it -- he had to vote on whether to approve the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. He chose "no." Conservative groups tried pressuring Udall, mired in a tight re-election contest with GOP challenger and pipeline backer Rep. Cory Gardner, into...

  • Keystone XL bill passed by Senate panel

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed legislation mandating construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday in possibly the last Senate action on the Canada-to-Texas project before the November midterm election. The measure secured a 12-10 vote, with two Democrats --...

  • Deal with White House in hand, Senate panel approves nominees for energy regulator

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee agreed to send a pair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominees to the Senate floor -- but there's a catch. The panel voted to approve Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay as commissioners with the understanding that LaFleur, the acting...

  • Here's how the Keystone XL bill will likely die

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is expected on Wednesday to approve legislation mandating construction of the Keystone XL pipeline's northern leg, but its chances of reaching the Senate floor are already dashed. "I agreed to give them a vote. They, the Republicans, they...

  • Lamar Alexander calls on Senate to rein in National Labor Relations Board

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., proposed legislation last week that would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from implementing a rule requiring businesses to turn over employees' personal phone numbers and email addresses during union organizing drives. Big Labor has long wanted the...

  • Andy McCarthy's 'Faithless Execution' about building a case to impeach Obama

    My good friend Andy McCarthy has another book out, Faithless Execution, which couldn't be timelier in view of the deplorable state of current events in America. Though I have been a consistent critic of President Obama's -- decrying his lawlessness and his disastrous and destructive policies...



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