Senate Democrats Block GOP's Zika Funding Bill Senate Democrats have blocked a GOP-drafted measure to provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, accusing Republicans of packing the measure with partisan provisions and unfair spending cuts.
Democrats Stage Sit-In On House Floor Over Gun Control Just days after four gun control measures failed to pass in the U.S. Senate, House Democrats are staging their own historic protest on the floor of the lower chamber over firearm safety legislation.
Senate GOP Leader: No Lame-Duck Hearing Of President's Supreme Court PickThe leader of the Republican-controlled Senate is ruling out the idea of considering President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee after the November election -- as one GOP colleague has suggested.
Senate's Harry Reid Announces He Won't Seek Re-ElectionSenate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate.
President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline BillThe White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received at the White House. It's the third veto of Obama's presidency.
Senate Democrats Reject Bill To Build Keystone XL PipelineThe Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.
Stockman Challenges Cornyn In U.S. Senate RaceIn a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.
Less Money In The Pot For Families On Food StampsStarting November first, people enrolled in the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, will see a reduction in monthly benefits.
Education Leader Urges Dallas Residents To Adopt A 'Continual Learning Mindset'The chancellor of one of the country’s largest community college districts shares insight on the role of education in finding the right job for you.
Senate Moves Toward Vote On Immigration BillThe Senate is preparing to cast its first votes on a landmark immigration bill to remake the system and offer citizenship to millions. Two votes are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Reportedly Considering Presidential RunFreshman senator Ted Cruz is considering a presidential run in 2016, according to the National Review. Friends and confidants say that, though Cruz won't address it publicly, he has undeniable interest in making a run.
Dewhurst Campaign Raised $3.3M In Late '12Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst raised $3.33 million in late 2012, but his campaign only reports having $1.97 million cash-on-hand.

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