- Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl could move freely Updated: May-27-15 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could move freely around the world next week as their one-year travel ban expires.
- Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS Updated: May-27-15 11:36 am
WASHINGTON - Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website.
- Prosecutors oppose moving US Sen. Menendez's corruption case Updated: May-27-15 9:55 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - Federal prosecutors are opposed to moving U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption case from New Jersey to Washington.
- Ex-US Senate candidate's voting law violation trial resumes Updated: May-27-15 8:43 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Jury members at the election violation law trial of former South Dakota US. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth are set to hear instructions and closing arguments.
- Lankford to host Indian Affairs hearing in Anadarko Updated: May-27-15 3:10 am
ANADARKO, Oklahoma - U.S. Sen. James Lankford will lead a meeting of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Anadarko.
- Conservative group running pro-Grayson, anti-Murphy ad Updated: May-27-15 3:08 am
- Nevada Rep. Dina Titus not running for Reid's Senate seat Updated: May-26-15 7:15 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Democratic U.S. Rep. Dina Titus announced Tuesday she will seek another term representing her Las Vegas-area district, ending speculation that she will challenge Nevada's former attorney general for Sen. Harry Reid's seat.
- Nevada Rep. Dina Titus not running for Reid's Senate seat Updated: May-26-15 6:27 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - U.S. Rep. Dina Titus says she won't run for Nevada's open Senate seat in 2016.
- Lawyer says Sen. Cochran's marriage helps blogger's defense Updated: May-26-15 6:14 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger's defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican's now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated with dementia.
- McConnell: 2016 goal is to maintain, not grow, GOP majority Updated: May-26-15 5:27 pm
ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky - Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the chances are "pretty slim" that Republicans will grow their majority in the U.S. Senate in 2016, saying his goal is to preserve the majority for what he hopes will be a Republican president.
- Arizona House Democrat to challenge McCain for Senate Updated: May-26-15 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state.
- Bevin, McConnell joint appearances will have to wait Updated: May-26-15 4:45 pm
ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky - Kentucky Republicans waiting to see U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell put his arm around his political nemesis Matt Bevin will have to wait a little longer.
- Congress members back bills to phase out plastic microbeads Updated: May-26-15 3:01 pm
DETROIT - Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products.
- Mary Landrieu, aide joining Washington lobbying firm Updated: May-26-15 1:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is joining a Washington lobbying firm.
- Sen. Mitch McConnell working on memoir Updated: May-26-15 1:22 pm
NEW YORK - Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir.
- McCain leading US Senate delegation to Vietnam, Singapore Updated: May-26-15 10:47 am
PHOENIX - Sen. John McCain is leading a U.S. Senate delegation that will visit Vietnam and Singapore this week.
- GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare Updated: May-26-15 3:16 am
WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans - not White House officials - who have been talking about damage control.
- GOP-dominated Ohio county attracts key Democrats for dinner Updated: May-25-15 1:59 pm
CINCINNATI - Ohio's Democratic U.S senator and two candidates trying to join him in Washington will venture into a Republican-dominated county for a party fundraiser.
- Sens. Reed, McCain lead visit to Vietnam, Singapore Updated: May-24-15 5:22 pm
- Lawmakers fail to ramp up ethics laws for Missouri officials Updated: May-24-15 2:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Like most years, Missouri state lawmakers in the 2015 legislative session introduced a number of bills aimed at clamping down on ethics laws considered some of the loosest in the nation.
- Sanders to kick off campaign in Burlington's Waterfront Park Updated: May-24-15 10:07 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Senator Bernie Sanders returns to the Lake Champlain waterfront - where he led rebuilding efforts as mayor of Burlington - to kick off his campaign for president.
- NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program Updated: May-23-15 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.
- Christie criticizes Senate's failure to extend Patriot Act Updated: May-23-15 12:20 pm
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie said the U.S. Senate's failure to extend the Patriot Act could have dangerous consequences.
- What's left for Connecticut lawmakers this session Updated: May-23-15 9:20 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - With the June 3 adjournment deadline fast approaching, the Connecticut General Assembly still has some major pieces of legislation to pass. A look at some of the highlights:
- W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter Updated: May-23-15 9:05 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole will be the honorary starter for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.