United States Senate

Senator Dan Coats (AP Photo)

Senator: Marathon bombing suspect shot in throat

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 […]

04/21/2013

(AP Photo)

Bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill, for now

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.

04/12/2013

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Senators work on deal expanding background checks

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.

04/08/2013

Air Force One

Obama to bring some Sandy Hook families on Air Force One

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing 11 families of those killed in the shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School to Washington on Air Force One.

04/08/2013

(AP Photo)

Senate immigration bill may limit family visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill may dramatically limit green cards for extended families of U.S. citizens and residents, limiting them to immediate families instead, a key lawmaker says.

03/14/2013

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Text of Sen. Marco Rubio’s GOP response to Obama

(AP) – The text of the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery by Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, and provided by the press office of the speaker of the House:

02/13/2013

Obama talks about fiscal cliff deal reached (CNN Video)

Obama lauds House vote on ‘fiscal cliff’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says an effort to change the nation’s tax code that is too skewed toward the wealthy has been achieved with the “fiscal cliff” deal approved in Congress.

01/01/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (AP photo)

Booker won’t run for NJ gov, eyes US Senate seat

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker has ruled out a bid for New Jersey governor and is eyeing a run for U.S. Senate in 2014.

12/20/2012

Jim DeMint (AP Photo)

Leading conservative says Obama will win tax fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – A leading conservative who’s resigning from the Senate is predicting that President Barack Obama will win the battle over raising taxes.

12/13/2012

Jim DeMint (AP Photo)

Sen. DeMint resigning to head conservative group

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a tea party favorite who has bucked party leaders to back challenges to centrist veterans he didn’t view as conservative enough, is resigning to lead a conservative think tank.

12/06/2012

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