| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON — After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration."
But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:10 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:32 PM
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| Nov 20, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this before. Because you probably have. There’s a move afoot in the U.S. Senate to reform the filibuster. But this time — No, really, wait! Don’t leave! — this time, it might actually...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The Obama administration says it will begin arming rebels in Syria’s civil war. The decision came when the White House got conclusive evidence that Syria used chemical weapons against its own people. The White House said the U.S. would send small...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:49 PM
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut has shown courage and good sense in sponsoring, along with three other senators, legislation that would bar the Obama administration from providing military aid to the rebels trying to overthrow Syrian strongman...
| Sep 6, 2012
The mouthguard company Brain-Pad Inc. never claimed that its products prevent concussions. Instead, advertisements have long promised that the devices can "reduce the risk" of a head injury and create "brain safety space."
But even these nuanced...
| Dec 14, 2011
It may arguably be the chocolate of the 1 percent, but we're sure New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall enjoyed it all the same. It was a gift after all. A gift from Pennsylvania's Bob Casey. Monday evening between votes, a......
| Jan 4, 2011
| 8:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famers Ronnie Lott and John Madden will co-chair an NFL panel aimed at improving player safety.
Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the NFL Player Safety Advisory Panel on Tuesday. It will consist of former NFL players,...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants.
Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:20 AM
It may arguably be the chocolate of the 1 percent, but we're sure New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall enjoyed it all the same. It was a gift after all. A gift from Pennsylvania's Bob Casey. Monday evening between votes, a filibuster proof majority of senators -...