The Massachusetts Democrat ran afoul of the chamber's arcane rules by reading a letter from Dr. Martin Luther King's widow that dated to Sen. Jeff Sessions' failed judicial nomination three decades ago.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, defense secretary-designate Gen. James Mattis said at his confirmation hearing that the U.S. must recognize Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to break apart the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Also, the first of 3,500 U.S.
In Congress, lawmakers are close to passing a major bill that would increase funding for the FDA, the NIH and the effort to fight opioid abuse. The measure would also introduce more flexible standards for drug approvals, reducing the need…
By Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press
President Barack Obama hands over the White House to Republican Donald Trump in 70 days, leaving the Democratic Party leaderless and with few up-and-coming stars among its aging stalwarts.
By Erica Werner, Associated Press
The wind-down of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has left Sen. Elizabeth Warren onstage as arguably the most influential liberal politician in the country.
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is arguing that he'll do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
By PBS NewsHour
Wells Fargo chief John Stumpf apologized before Congress Tuesday for the bank opening two million unauthorized accounts. Regulators say workers were under sales pressure, but Stumpf said it was not a scheme. More than 5,000 workers have been fired; lawmakers…
By Marcy Gordon and Ken Sweet, Associated Press
Chief Executive John Stumpf said he was "deeply sorry" that the bank failed to meet its responsibility to customers and didn't act sooner to stem "this unacceptable activity."…
By Calvin Woodward and Josh Boak, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren campaigned together Monday in Ohio, symbolizing the coming together of the Democratic Party for Clinton's presidential campaign. Here's a sampling of their statements and how they compare with the facts.
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