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March 07, 2016
Senate GOP delays action on budget
In an election-year embarrassment for Republicans, Senate GOP leaders have put off action on the annual budget blueprint.
March 02, 2016
Senate rejects adding $600M to anti-heroin legislation
The Senate Wednesday rejected a Democratic effort to add $600 million to a bipartisan bill targeting heroin and opioid abuse.
March 01, 2016
Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP research group targets court nominees
Warning to potential Supreme Court nominees: Republicans may already be digging into your past. Underscoring the hardball ...
February 29, 2016
Bipartisan drug abuse bill faces Senate fight over money
An election-year Senate fight is brewing over a bipartisan bill targeting heroin and opioid abuse that Democrats say needs ...
February 25, 2016
In court fight, Democrats pressure Republicans at home
Searching for a way to put a new justice on the nation's highest court, President Barack Obama is hoping that all politics ...
February 22, 2016
Dem: GOP trying to delegitimize Obama by blocking court pick
The Senate's top Democrat accused Republicans Monday of trying to delegitimize Barack Obama's presidency by preventing him ...
February 19, 2016
Despite long odds, Obama sets out to nominate new justice
It may seem like Mission Impossible. Still, President Barack Obama this week set out on a quest to put his third justice on ...
February 19, 2016
Partisan fight over court complicates tight Ohio Senate race
Republican Sen. Rob Portman faces a tough re-election in his swing state of Ohio, and it just got more complicated with the ...
February 16, 2016
Judiciary chairman open to hearing for Supreme Court pick
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is leaving open the possibility of holding a hearing for President Barack ...
February 16, 2016
Senate GOP to Obama: Don't bother nominating to Court
Senate Republicans united behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in insisting that President Barack Obama's successor fill ...
February 12, 2016
Kroger to offer anti-overdose drug without prescription
Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. said Friday it will make the overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a ...
February 11, 2016
Dems seek drug abuse funds as election-year issue sharpens
Congressional Democrats called Thursday for hundreds of millions in emergency spending to fight drug abuse but ran into ...
February 10, 2016
Senate panel votes to hold website in contempt over sex ads
A Senate panel voted on Wednesday to hold the classified advertising website Backpage.com in civil contempt for failing to ...
January 28, 2016
Bipartisan probe faults gov't with migrant child abuse
Migrant children in the government's care fell prey to human trafficking after the Health and Human Services Department ...
January 27, 2016
Drug abuse bill raises hopes for election-year achievement
In a testy election year likely to see scant collaboration between Republicans and Democrats, there's a glint of hope in ...
January 21, 2016
Cruz no favorite with fellow Republican senators
Republican senators are confronting an unsettling possibility: Sen. Ted Cruz, their least favorite colleague, stands within ...
January 09, 2016
In final State of Union, Obama aims to define his presidency
Out of time to push a new legislative agenda, President Barack Obama will look past Congress and to the American people in ...
December 25, 2015
Only 2 states say Guard could house immigrant children
Only two states say their National Guard operations could provide facilities to house unaccompanied immigrant children ...
December 18, 2015
Congress backs bill banning microbeads in soap, body wash
Plastic microbeads used in soaps, body washes and other personal-care products will be phased out starting in 2017 under ...
December 03, 2015
Jon Stewart, 9/11 responders ask Congress to extend benefits
Comedian Jon Stewart, firefighters, policemen and other 9/11 first responders confronted lawmakers Thursday as they pressured ...