Editor’s Note: As the trade debate rages in Congress, we wanted to understand the actual legislation now on the Senate floor. Political Director Lisa Desjardins read through the bill, which would give the president “fast-track” trade authority. This is the … Continue reading
The Senate has passed a bipartisan bill to give Congress a chance to review — and possibly reject — any final nuclear deal with Iran. Continue reading
SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature on Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws. Continue reading
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Marco Rubio lacks the experience to be president and Jeb Bush is a brilliant man ready for the job. So said Marco Rubio. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Key senators say they’re close to a deal on a bill to help sex-trafficking victims, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama’s attorney general. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — In a direct challenge to the White House, a Senate committee is to vote on a bill that would give Congress a chance to weigh in on any final nuclear agreement that can be reached with Iran. Continue reading
Democrats are turning to some proven election losers as they aim to retake control of the Senate in 2016.
- GOP senators send letter to Iran in attempt to undermine nuclear deal; Biden calls it ‘false’ and ‘dangerous’
Monday’s open letter from 47 GOP senators marked an unusually public and aggressive attempt to undermine Obama and five world powers as negotiators try to strike an initial deal by the end of March to limit Iran’s nuclear programs. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Democratic officials say Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress, is ready to announce her retirement.