The South Carolina Democrat led his state through desegregation as governor and served six terms in the U.S. Senate.
North Dakota is small in terms of population, but its Senate race this fall is attracting major attention. Incumbent Heidi Heitkamp, the only high-level Democratic official left in the state, faces a close contest with Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, an…
By Judy Woodruff, Rachel Wellford
WASHINGTON — Democratic officials say Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress, is ready to announce her retirement.
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for putting 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
In the debate over how to cure income inequality, talk about poverty and opportunity are increasingly converging. In a series of conversations about the growing divide between rich and poor, Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., about the…
In our news wrap Friday, James Everett Dutschke of Mississippi pleaded guilty to sending letters laced with the toxic substance ricin to the president, a U.S. senator and a judge. Also, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in…
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
Democratic Sen. Mark Pyror's seat is up for re-election in Arkansas and Republicans are hungrily looking to win his seat in order to take control of the U.S. Senate in Fall 2014. Part of Pryor's strategy to remain an incumbent,…
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