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Senate blocks NSA bill, extends it 2 months

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The Senate early Saturday couldn't agree on a measure that would stop U.S. spying through phone records and extend the program past June 1, instea ...

Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

[caption id="attachment_2361" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global tra ...

Rand Paul ends marathon filibuster of the Patriot Act

[caption id="attachment_21953" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Two years after rising to national prominence with a 13-hour talking filibuster against drones, Rand Paul has made another marathon speech on the floor of the US Sen ...

House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees and draw other income would no longer be able to count on ...

Paul Ryan says Amtrak spending cuts not to blame in Philadelphia crash

[caption id="attachment_2283" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]As the FBI continued to investigate whether a projectile hit the Amtrak regional train that derailed outside Philadelphia on Tuesday, killing eight people and injurin ...

Benghazi chairman: State Dept. blocking Clinton testimony

[caption id="attachment_31400" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Thursday that he can't set a date for Democratic presid ...

Reid hits NFL over 'racist' Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says the National Football League is more concerned with air in footballs than the Washington Redskins' "racist" name. Reid spoke on the Senate floor a day after the NFL suspended New England Patr ...

Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama's talks to curb Iran's nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursday that wo ...

Lawmakers look into Capitol police leaving guns in restrooms

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers demanded answers Friday after a report that Capitol Police officers have left their guns in the bathrooms of the Capitol complex three ti ...

Ted Cruz criticizes Lynch, skips vote

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz delivered an impassioned speech on the Senate floor against confirming Loretta Lynch, calling her unsuitable to be attorney general. Then he was the lone senator to skip the confirmation v ...


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