Top Democrats on Senate committees responsible for vetting President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees said his picks should not advance to a Senate vote without responding to "reasonable requests for additional information."…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him…
By Charles Babington and Erica Werner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department opens a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed man in New York City, the prosecutor in charge of the probe is juggling another high-profile role: designated heir to Eric Holder…
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Gang of Eight Senators Say Immigration Bill is Common Sense…
The Senate Finance Committee has finished a marathon week sorting through hundreds of amendments to Chairman Max Baucus's health care reform plan. Next stop for the bill: a vote by the full committee. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
By Lea Winerman
In the latest political showdown over health care, the Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to reject an amendment by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., to add a public insurance option to the panel's health care reform bill.
In the latest showdown over health care, the Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to reject a proposal to add a public insurance option to a reform bill. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
With a stunning victory in the Alaska Senate race declared late Tuesday, Democrats took another major step toward their target of reaching a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts Jr.'s legal record, possible questions during the confirmation hearings and the potential of a filibuster.
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