- UAW reports 55 percent membership at VW plant in Tennessee Updated: Apr-29-15 6:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The United Auto Workers union has 816 members at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, or about 55 percent of the total blue collar work force, according the union's latest disclosure with the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress Updated: Apr-16-15 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own.
- With Iran deal, Washington shows it can work - sometimes Updated: Apr-15-15 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON - For at least a few days, Washington may have actually worked.
- Sen. Menendez returns to Senate routine after indictment Updated: Apr-13-15 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Sen. Bob Menendez took a business-as-usual approach Monday when he returned to Congress for the first time since his April 1 indictment on federal corruption charges.
- 5 things to know about Congress' return from a 2-week break Updated: Apr-13-15 10:03 am
WASHINGTON - Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for Medicare treatments.
- Cardin faces test on Iran nuclear bill as top Dem negotiator Updated: Apr-09-15 11:09 am
WASHINGTON - For nearly a half-century, Sen. Ben Cardin has been a state legislator, speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, a member of the U.S. House and for the last eight years, a senator. Now, he's an ambassador of sorts, representing diverse constituencies in a tense and complex standoff over the threat a nuclear Iran could pose to Israel and the United States.
- Obama telephones senators to discuss Iran nuke agreement Updated: Apr-08-15 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday called the chairman and the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to further discuss a framework agreement aimed at keeping Iran from being able to develop a nuclear weapon.
- Senator: Congress needs to scour final Iran nuke deal Updated: Apr-05-15 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Congressional scrutiny and approval of any nuclear agreement with Iran are essential and will help ensure the deal isn't a bad one, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday.