- Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption Updated: Aug-29-15 9:53 am
WASHINGTON - For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois: a chance at political redemption.
- A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal Updated: Aug-25-15 2:14 pm
Congress will vote next month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal struck with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to dismantle Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for billions in international sanctions relief.
- Obama weighs requiring paid sick leave for gov't contractors Updated: Aug-05-15 7:36 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is considering signing an executive order requiring all federal contractors to offer paid sick leave to their employees, two individuals familiar with the deliberations said Wednesday.
- Sen. Warren seeks review of military student loan law Updated: Aug-05-15 6:25 pm
BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking a fresh examination of a student loan law aimed at providing consumer protections to active members of the military.