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Keystone pipeline to top US Senate agenda next year

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell declared Tuesday that approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January, potentially ...

Rand Paul introduces bill to overturn Obama immigration order

[caption id="attachment_3909" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced a bill Friday to overturn President Barack Obama's executive order to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Pa ...

Under weakened filibuster Senate may confirm 88 federal judges this week

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Impeded no more by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top judicial nominations this year, a total that would be the highest for any president in two decad ...

Black Capitol Staffers Stage Walkout for Ferguson

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gathering of black congressional staffers and other Capitol employees stood silently on the House steps Thursday and raised their hands in the air to protest of the killing of unarmed black men by police. They bowed their heads as ...

Drama: Democrats fight over budget bill

[caption id="attachment_36063" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi was the odd person out when the Democratic-led Senate and the Democratic president joined most House Republic ...

Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government opened to mixed reviews Wednesday, with conservatives unhappy that it fails t ...

Congress to try again to resolve Mount Soledad cross dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Could one of the nation's longest-running church-state conflicts be nearing a conclusion? As part of a bill setting defense policy, Congress would authorize the defense secretary to transfer a scenic parcel of federal land in the L ...

GOP increases Senate majority with Cassidy win over Landrieu

[caption id="attachment_36539" align="alignright" width="300"] GOP Senate candidate[/caption]NEW ORLEANS (UPI) -- Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has lost her Senate runoff, handing another seat to the GOP. CNN called the race for her Repu ...

GOP senators differ on Obama attorney general pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are showing divisions over President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, with some citing the president's executive actions on immigration as reason to block Loretta Lynch but others open to her selection. T ...

Paul seeks 'declaration of war' on Islamic State

[caption id="attachment_22302" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul is proposing a "declaration of war" against the Islamic State. The legislative effort has litt ...


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