| Dec 7, 2011
| 10:08 AM
Remember the "Gang of 14"? That was the bipartisan group of senators who six years ago agreed not to filibuster judicial nominees except under "extraordinary circumstances."
Well, looks like some people have decided to redefine "extraordinary" to...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:59 AM
A key Democratic senator on Tuesday decried the recent wave of American companies restructuring abroad to avoid U.S. taxes, describing it as a virus infecting the economy and urging legislation to halt it.
But despite the call from Senate Finance...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to reauthorize a federal terrorism risk insurance program that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Senators voted 93-4 in favor of a bill that gives the federal...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:06 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's Hamptons and a swath of Long Island's South Shore are facing the second hurricane season since Hurricane Sandy ripped apart the coast.
Twenty months after the storm, much of the shoreline isn't any better protected than it...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:19 PM
A group of Connecticut and New York lawmakers is calling on Congress to reverse a mandate requiring the sale of the federally controlled Plum Island in Long Island Sound.
The island, which rests to the east of Long Island's Orient Point within the New...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Conservative Republicans think the immigration issue has turned to their benefit, removing even the slim prospects for any action this year. If they're right, it's only for the short term.
Vocal Republicans blame the Barack Obama administration for...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt.
With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Nearly a dozen car-safety groups and a U.S. senator are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate CarMax, the biggest seller of used cars nationally.
In a petition filed with the FTC Tuesday, the groups allege that CarMax engages in deceptive...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The House Republican leadership shakeup has revived a conservative-led push to terminate the nation's Export-Import Bank, testing the GOP's traditional alliance with business groups.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his seat earlier...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:36 AM
When Ethan Zohn became one of the earliest and most popular players ever to win CBS' "Survivor" in 2001, he couldn't have had any idea just how appropriate the title would be for him. But eight years later he was diagnosed with a rare form of Hodgkin...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Every big company tries to snag former Washington insiders for its lobbying team; the revolving door, after all, is what makes public service a stepping stone to personal wealth in the modern age.
But the cable giant Comcast has been especially...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The White House's surprise decision Wednesday to delay a review of deportations once again revived the immigration debate, shifting focus away from President Obama — who has increasingly come under fire from immigrant advocates as the "deporter in...