Kelly Ayotte

This July 16, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. listening at a news conference about a bill regarding military sexual assault cases on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Senate showdown over military sexual assault bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent […]

11/17/2013

In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Sen. Ayotte wants health care ‘time out’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator is calling for a “time out” in the implementation of President Barack Obama’s new health care program. New Hampshire’s Sen. Kelly Ayotte tells “CBS This Morning” that with […]

11/04/2013

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks to his office after arriving on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington. Aides to Senate Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the leaders resumed talks Tuesday night and voiced optimism about striking an agreement Wednesday that could pass both houses of Congress and reach President Barack Obama's desk before Thursday, when the U.S. Treasury says it will begin running out of cash.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

FINALLY! Deal to avoid default and open government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders reached last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, according to a Republican senator who also said congressional leaders would […]

10/16/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama signs bill easing airport screening for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill making it easier for wounded or disabled members of the military and veterans to get through airport security screening. […]

08/10/2013

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Lawmakers, White House discuss sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional efforts to combat sexual assault in the military secured the support of the Obama administration as senior White House officials met privately Thursday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers. Outrage over […]

05/09/2013

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Senators discuss changing background checks bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators backing gun control are discussing ways to revise the defeated Senate background check bill to help win the votes they need to resuscitate the measure. Among the changes they might consider […]

05/08/2013

Susan Rice, UN Ambassador

GOP Senators More Troubled After Rice Meeting

Three Republican senators who met Tuesday with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice say they are more troubled now over her initial explanations about the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya.

11/27/2012

UN Ambassador Rice denies misleading Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations denies she was trying to mislead Congress when she initially said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya was a spontaneous protest. Susan […]

10/05/2012