- Dems, GOP craft backup for stalled defense bill Updated: Dec-06-13 4:22 am
- New TV ad in NC aims at Tillis in Senate race Updated: Dec-05-13 5:35 pm
- Fast-food protests return amid push for wage hikes Updated: Dec-05-13 5:11 pm
- Congressman: No Iran cheating on nuclear deal yet Updated: Dec-04-13 2:00 pm
- Reid to blame for Senate's malfunction, Alexander says Updated: Dec-04-13 12:52 pm
- Farm Bill may move in an otherwise unproductive year Updated: Dec-04-13 12:52 pm
- Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities Updated: Dec-02-13 5:28 pm
- Heitkamp balances national Democrats, ND opinion Updated: Nov-30-13 1:25 pm
- Obama, Senate spar over new Iran sanctions threats Updated: Nov-26-13 4:22 pm
- Defense bill caught in Congress' political divide Updated: Nov-24-13 8:17 am
- Obama declares Iran deal 'important first step' Updated: Nov-23-13 11:58 pm
- Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters Updated: Nov-23-13 11:20 am
- Elections office: Utah AG likely violated laws Updated: Nov-22-13 6:23 pm
- Editorial: The Senate goes 'nuclear' Updated: Nov-22-13 11:23 am
- Senate Dems curb filibuster, risk future problems Updated: Nov-22-13 3:13 am
- Senate Dems placate dispirited core with change Updated: Nov-21-13 5:32 pm
- Few support delaying changes in flood insurance Updated: Nov-20-13 3:53 am
- Senate women unite in fighting sexual assault Updated: Nov-19-13 4:27 pm
- An old un-smoking gun raises new questions for Obama's West... Updated: Nov-19-13 3:20 pm
- Ky. provides power players to Washington politics Updated: Nov-19-13 2:41 pm
- NTSB: Oklahoma senator's son noted engine trouble Updated: Nov-19-13 1:17 pm
- Sen. Jim Inhofe returns to Senate floor for speech Updated: Nov-18-13 3:04 pm
- Latest federal Internet gambling bill proposes tax Updated: Nov-18-13 2:46 pm
- Health care dispute could delay Iran sanctions Updated: Nov-15-13 4:31 pm
- Fed plan to bury nuke waste in Nevada drawing fire Updated: Nov-14-13 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A political committee supporting Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has started running North Carolina television commercials aiming at state House Speaker Thom Tillis, a potential Republican challenger next fall.
NEW YORK - Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.
WASHINGTON - A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says there's no evidence yet that Iran is violating last month's nuclear accord with world powers.
12-04-13 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The U.S. Senate is not functioning as it should, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., blames one person: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat.
12-04-13 - WASHINGTON - Although the Senate is in recess this week, Mississippi's Thad Cochran is returning to Washington for a meeting on the Farm Bill which appears on track to be one of the few legislative accomplishments in a deadlocked Congressional year.
NEW YORK - Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.
WASHINGTON - Democrat Heidi Heitkamp spent much of her 2012 Senate campaign trying to distinguish herself from national figures in her party like President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
WASHINGTON - An agreement secured with its greatest global foe, the Obama administration pleaded Tuesday with a more familiar if often difficult negotiating partner not to scuttle last weekend's Iran nuclear deal: Congress.
WASHINGTON - For 51 years of war and peace, Republicans and Democrats rallied around a bill to pay the troops, buy ships and aircraft and set military policy.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared an interim nuclear deal with Iran an "important first step" that cuts off the Islamic republic's most likely path toward a bomb.
WASHINGTON - As Democrats watched Senate Republicans use filibuster powers to thwart more and more of President Barack Obama's agenda and nominees, they wondered how much worse it could get.
SALT LAKE CITY - A damning report released Friday shows Utah's attorney general deliberately withheld information from his campaign documents last year and tried to influence a probe into the matter by altering witness statements and apparently destroying documents.
It shows the high regard in which the Senate holds itself that it calls a relatively minor change in a rule, one that was invoked only sparingly for the country's first 200 years or so, "the nuclear option."
WASHINGTON - Democrats quickly enjoyed the first fruits of a milestone Senate vote making it harder for the Republican minority to block President Barack Obama's nominations: They swiftly ended a GOP filibuster against one of his top judicial selections and prepared to do the same for two others.
WASHINGTON - By limiting the ability of Republicans to block President Barack Obama's nominees, Senate Democrats sought to placate the party's core liberal activists dispirited by the troubled rollout of the health care overhaul and government snooping ahead of midterm elections in which a president's party typically loses seats in Congress.
WASHINGTON - Efforts to delay implementation of changes in the federal flood insurance program have run into roadblocks on both sides of Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON - One by one, the women of the Senate stood up, speaking out about the scourge of sexual assault in the military and their collaborative effort to address the long-neglected issue.
It took a while, but by the end of the first decade of the 21 st Century all political message makers and strategists had finally heard, and were finally heeding, the voice of the people.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - For a state that has statues of native sons Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in its Capitol, Kentucky has been perceived as a political backwater for decades, nearly invisible on the national stage.
OWASSO, Oklahoma - The son of Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe reported his small plane was experiencing engine trouble shortly before he died in a crash near Tulsa, according to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe has returned to the floor of the U.S. Senate eight days following the death of his son in a plane crash.
LAS VEGAS - If Congress makes no progress on a national framework for online gambling this session, it won't be for a lack of legislation.
WASHINGTON - Under pressure from President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate could delay a likely vote on a new round of tough sanctions on Iran.
LAS VEGAS - Federal plans to truck radioactive material from a World War II-era plant in Tennessee to Nevada for burial in the desert are rekindling a long-running battle to prevent the Silver State from becoming the nation's nuclear dumping ground.