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…
By PBS NewsHour
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.
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.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s retirement announcement, Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential prospects and U.S. involvement in the Yemen conflict.
In our news wrap Friday, no suicide note was found in the search of the home of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, but a torn-up doctor’s note suggests that he was hiding an illness from employers before he crashed a plane…
By Charles Babington and Erica Werner, 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 Lisa Desjardins
The retirement of any top party leader in Congress will have tremendous ripple effects. But here are three reasons why Harry Reid’s retirement is especially notable.
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