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Politics Aug 06Chuck Schumer, No. 3 Senate Democrat, to oppose Obama’s Iran nuclear deal
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a statement that there is a real risk that Iran will not moderate and will use the pact to pursue its nefarious goals.
Politics Jul 08Pope’s speech to Congress to be broadcast on National Mall
Pope Francis' historic speech to Congress in September will be broadcast on Jumbotrons on the National Mall.
Politics May 21Paul commandeers Senate for nearly 11 hours to protest Patriot Act
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a nearly 11 hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.
Politics Mar 27Senate veteran Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not run for another term in 2016, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.
Politics Mar 17After ‘Downton Abbey’ scandal, Rep. Aaron Schock to resign from Congress
Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois says he's resigning his House seat amid questions about his spending.
Politics Mar 05Republicans and Democrats push Obama to provide lethal aid to Ukraine
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans stepped up the pressure on President Barack Obama to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.
Politics Mar 02Sen. Barbara Mikulski expected to announce her retirement
WASHINGTON — Democratic officials say Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress, is ready to announce her retirement.
Politics Feb 12Senate confirms Carter as next defense secretary
The vote Thursday was 93-5 for Ash Carter. He'll replace Chuck Hagel and be Obama's fourth defense secretary in six years.
Politics Feb 12Senate on track to confirm Ashton Carter for Pentagon chief
WASHINGTON — The Senate is on track to confirm President Barack Obama's pick to run the Pentagon.
Politics Feb 04Israeli ambassador meets with Senate Democrats after Netanyahu speech offends White House
Israel's ambassador to the United States got an earful from seven House Democrats on Wednesday.