President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee judge Merrick Garland made his first official visit to Capitol Hill Thursday morning, meeting with key Senate Democrats including Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). For more on the morning’s events and the coming Congressional confirmation…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Democrats accused Republicans on Tuesday of taking their cues from Donald Trump after the Senate's No. 2 Republican said President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court should expect to be treated like a "piñata."…
By Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is due to meet face-to-face Tuesday with Senate Republican leaders who vow to block his Supreme Court nominee -- no matter who it is -- with the hope of keeping the seat open for a…
By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
PAHRUMP, Nev. — Nevada Republicans thought they had put their immigration problems behind them.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — In a testy election year likely to see scant collaboration between Republicans and Democrats, there's a glint of hope in Congress for a bipartisan bill aimed at fighting heroin and opioid addiction — a deadly, growing problem that…
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats have blocked a House-passed bill that would crack down on Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico's $72 billion public debt crisis has forced congressional leaders to pay attention to a U.S. territory that's usually on the sidelines of American politics.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Thursday blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for uttering what he called "racist ideas" from the bench of the nation's highest court. Scalia on Wednesday suggested it's possible that some black students would benefit…
Three remaining Senate Democratic holdouts announced they will back the Iran nuclear deal, bringing the number of supporters to at least 41 votes. That's enough to block majority Republicans -- who unanimously oppose the deal -- from disapproving the agreement.
By PBS NewsHour
The Senate is in a rare Sunday session, wrangling over three key surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act set to expire at midnight. PBS NewsHour's Political Director Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington with more.
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