Roy Blunt

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., left, follows Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, after a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, after blaming conservative Republicans for holding up a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running. Senate passage of the spending bill — stripped of the "Obamacare" provision — was expected no later than Saturday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate seeks to reverse law on engineered crops

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles. The law, passed as part […]

09/27/2013

US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

Justice to investigate IRS targeting of tea party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea party groups for extra scrutiny over whether they qualified for tax exempt status, Attorney General Eric […]

05/14/2013

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Senate set to approve huge 2013 spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate pressed ahead Wednesday on a huge, bipartisan spending bill aimed at keeping the government running through September and ruling out the chance of a government shutdown later this month.

03/20/2013

Fiscal Cliff

Senators negotiate over fiscal cliff; Obama warns against “self-inflicted wound” to economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders groped for a last-minute compromise Sat. to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly prevent deep spending cuts on Jan. 1 as Obama warned failure could mean “self-inflicted wound to the economy.”

12/29/2012

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