| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:50 AM
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act individual mandate, a controversial requirement that most uninsured Americans will have to purchase a policy or face penalties by 2014.
The court voted 5-4 to uphold the measure, framing...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Democratic Senator Carl Levin announced Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2014.
The decision sets the stage for a wide-open race to replace the longest-serving senator in Michigan history.
First elected to the Senate in 1978, 78-year-old Levin...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Dick Durbin, Illinois’ senior U.S. senator and the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, is telling top Democrats he will seek a fourth term in 2014, sources familiar with his decision said Friday.
Durbin’s re-election bid alleviates any concerns...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:25 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The White House says Michigan faces about $140 million in losses if an automatic federal budget cut takes effect Friday, and U.S. Sen. Carl Levin says he's hopeful the deadline pressure will prompt Congress to raise money by...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - The confirmation hearing Thursday of John Brennan to be CIA director reopened scrutiny of a wide range of controversies that have dogged the country for more than a decade, ranging from the Obama administration's embrace of targeted...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary.
The Armed Services Committee voted 14-11 to send the nomination to the full Senate. Tuesday's vote broke...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Senate panel on Tuesday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary in a rancorous session at which Republican questioned the former GOP senator's truthfulness...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a surprising string of victories last fall, Democrats now face a challenging terrain as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress during President...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:36 PM
WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel, who won two Purple Hearts in the Vietnam War, survived the turbulent battle over his nomination to lead the Pentagon, where he will confront two new challenges: potentially dramatic budget cuts and tensions with...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense ended as it began -- with a smear.
"Senator Hagel has accused Israel of quote 'playing games' and committing, quote, 'sickening slaughter,'" Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said before...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan says he will not seek re-election in 2014. He says he wants to do his job as Senate Armed Services chairman and as an advocate for his home state "without the distraction of campaigning for...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:07 AM
PETOSKEY, Mich. — Congress is gearing up for another down-to-the-wire budget crisis this week with mandatory $1.2 trillion cuts to governmental spending set to take effect March 1.
But, despite being discouraged, second-term Congressman Dan...