More Than 50 Federal Judge Nominees Waiting On SenateSenate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees slowed to a halt this election year, a common political occurrence. But more than 90 vacancies in the federal judiciary are taking a toll on judges, the courts and Americans seeking recourse.
Key Republicans Swing Behind TrumpSome key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump's presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind him against Hillary Clinton.
McConnell "Optimistic" That RNC Will Go To 2nd BallotSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he is "increasingly optimistic" that voting at the RNC in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest that he does not want to see Donald Trump become the nominee.
McConnell Suggests New Look At Patriot ActThe Senate may re-open debate on NSA wire-tapping authority, Mitch McConnell told The Associated Press on Wednesday, broaching a divisive issue already roiling the GOP presidential field.
Keystone XL Vote Hopes Fade As Talks FailA bid by supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to force a vote on the controversial project fell apart Wednesday amid partisan bickering over how the vote should be conducted.
Senate Rejects Democratic Debt Limit ExtensionThe Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
Opinion: History On The Senate FloorLast week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate, did the stupidest thing any Senate Leader has done in the history of the Senate: He filibustered a bill he supported within a minute of introducing the legislation.
Opinion: GOP A Party Without A PlanWith one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On WomenShe will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
Opinion: Four More Years Of GridlockEven the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.
Opinion: Economic Confidence Rises Despite Republican Efforts Against ItRepublicans will continue to talk down the economy for the next two months specifically because they want the economy, and the country, to suffer in order to win an election.
Opinion: Republicans Vote For Denial Of Affordable Health Care AgainTea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.