| Sep 2, 2013
| 3:53 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s strategy for winning congressional support for military strikes on Syria relies on two of lawmakers’ most powerful impulses: to challenge Iran and to protect Israel.
Although Congress is deeply divided on...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:34 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday will consider a newly drafted resolution to authorize military force against the Syrian government that specifically rules out any commitment of ground forces and would narrow the time...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:17 PM
WASHINGTON –- A divided Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted narrowly Wednesday to authorize a punitive U.S. strike against Syria, opening the way for a vote in the full Senate next week.
The vote was 10 to 7, with Democrats and Republicans on...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor returned from a weekend trip to Cuba convinced the United States should encourage its recent economic reforms and consider normalized relations.
“I’ll be communicating with President Obama and...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 9:40 AM
The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the length of the FBI's investigation into David Petraeus' extramarital affair raises serious questions about the government's response to potentially comprised intelligence.
| Nov 11, 2012
| 3:26 PM
The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the length of the FBI's investigation into David Petraeus' extramarital affair raises serious questions about the government's response to potentially comprised intelligence....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Congressional backers of a proposed Smithsonian-affiliated museum devoted to the history and culture of American Latinos didn't succeed the first time around, so they're trying again.
The bipartisan bills resubmitted Friday in the U.S. House and...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Republicans to cooperate with an expanded Democratic majority Wednesday, a day after the Democrats picked up at least one more seat in the chamber.
"It is better to dance than to fight," said Reid, D-Nevada....
| Jan 3, 2012
If airfares confuse you as much as they confuse me, then I have some good news: Several new rules are going to make it easier to calculate the total cost of a ticket.
Starting Jan. 26, a new U.S. Transportation Department rule will require...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Disregarding White House opposition, the Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran as part of its defense bill Thursday night, then passed the bill -- which already faced a veto threat because it requires military custody for certain detainees...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:16 PM
There is no war on Christmas in the U.S. Senate.
Sixty senators were exchanging gifts and good cheer – we hope – at a Secret Santa party just off the Senate floor tonight. The bipartisan fete was hosted by Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and...
| Oct 2, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Also, Jack Conway, Ed Rendell, Bill Richardson, John Cornyn, Robert Menendez and Vin Weber....