| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
A bipartisan group of senators known as the Gang of Eight seems to have finally figured out how to fix our country's broken immigration system and provide a workable system for workers to legally perform important tasks on farms and ranches year round....
| May 20, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Here's the White House view of the current trilogy of so-called scandals: Republicans are trying to destroy President Barack Obama's second term by magnifying bureaucratic miscues and distorting policy realities. This isn't without some merit.
| May 21, 2013
| 5:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who's the most powerful woman of them all?"
No doubt about it. Not Queen Elizabeth, Angela Merkel or Oprah Winfrey. The most powerful woman on the planet is former first lady, former senator from New York, former...
| Mar 13, 2013
I hope I'm not too late to the fight.
Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some of the effects of $85 billion in budget cuts....
| Apr 20, 2013
| 7:46 AM
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Discussion about the Boston Marathon bombings and the suspects will fill the Sunday morning talk shows. A look at the guest list, which has been very fluid this weekend:
ABC's "This Week" features Mayor Thomas Menino, D-...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Lindsey Graham is turning himself into the mad dog of Capitol Hill.
First, the Republican senator from South Carolina opposed Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary because of Hagel's foreign policy views. Then he argued that...
| Mar 10, 2013
If you took Sen. Rand Paul duck hunting, he'd probably shoot the decoy.
That's the impression the first-term Kentucky Republican gave when he took the floor of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday for a 13-hour rambling real-life imitation of Jimmy Stewart's...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON -- Is there nobody who can tell Ted Cruz to shut up?
The young senator from Texas has been on the job for about 100 days, but he has already turned upside down the Senate's ancient seniority system and is dominating his senior Republican...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:19 AM
BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers are asking tough questions about how the government tracked suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he traveled to Russia last year, renewing criticism from after the Sept. 11 attacks that failure to share...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping immigration legislation would improve U.S. security by helping authorities to know who is in the country, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday, as supporters of an immigration overhaul marshaled...