United States Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s 20 women are determined to swell their ranks this November. They’re providing campaign help to the female candidates from West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa and Oregon looking to smash a […]
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With his election to the U.S. Senate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker faces the question of how he will translate to Washington his celebrity status, frequent travel and penchant for replying on […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz’s talkathon on the U.S. Senate floor had no hope of legislative success. It largely boiled down to political performance art in Washington. But for Texas politics, it could be […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown legislation intended to prevent school districts from selling high-cost bonds that rack up massive interest costs and cannot be paid off until they mature. The […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is renewing his outreach to tea party supporters and his advocacy for Republican causes as he struggles to repair his image as a conservative standard-bearer. The shift comes […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Filibusters let minority parties tie the Senate in knots and send majority parties through the roof with frustration. But they seldom involve exhausted senators speaking endlessly on the chamber’s floor. Instead, filibusters, […]
BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey defeated Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in a special election on Tuesday for the state’s U.S. Senate seat long held by John Kerry, a race that […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passage of historic immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions looks near-certain after the bill cleared a key hurdle with votes to spare. A final vote in the Senate on Thursday or […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The incoming president of the National Rifle Association is warning its members they are fighting a “culture war” that goes beyond gun rights. James Porter, currently the organization’s first vice president, […]
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. senator says the hospitalized suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was shot in the throat, raising questions about his ability to speak to investigators. Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Dan […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A filibuster averted. A likely accord on immigration reform. A former Republican presidential candidate thanked — publicly! — by the Senate’s top Democrat. Lawmakers of both parties lunched together for the first time many could remember.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks between two influential senators have emerged as the most promising route for a bipartisan breakthrough on expanding federal background checks for gun buyers.