WASHINGTON (AP) — An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release. Alan […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he’s considering changing his chamber’s rules to make it harder for minority Republicans to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, a warning shot that suggested […]
ALBANY, New York (AP) — As the technology to print 3-D firearms advances, a federal law that banned the undetectable guns is about to expire. Sen. Chuck Schumer says he’s seeking an extension of the […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes, divert people convicted […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to salvage a massive surveillance program, President Barack Obama was confronted by congressional critics of the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ telephone records Thursday as snowballing concerns made new limitations […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – A leading senator is calling deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi a “great disappointment” to his people and says Morsi squandered an historic opportunity. Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said in a […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan immigration bill pending in the Senate would strengthen the Social Security trust fund by adding millions of workers to tax rolls, and provide a boost to the overall economy, according […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tempers flared at a Senate hearing on immigration legislation Monday as a Republican senator objected to a Democrat’s criticism of attempts by some to link the Boston Marathon bombings to the immigration bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An envelope addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, authorities said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after the Boston bombings.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was sworn in Tuesday as president pro tempore of the Senate. As the longest serving Democrat now in the Senate, Leahy moved to third place in the line of presidential succession.