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Immigration Bill Delayed, Likely Not Ready Until Next Week

Immigration Bill Delayed, Likely Not Ready Until Next Week

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Wednesday’s expected Senate briefing on the Gang of Eight immigration bill was postponed.Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was scheduled to explain the nearly finished proposal, but senators coming out of the closed-…

FBI Visits McConnell Headquarters in Ashley Judd Tape Investigation

FBI Visits McConnell Headquarters in Ashley Judd Tape Investigation

Office of Sen. Mitch McConnell(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Federal investigators visited Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s campaign headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday, and campaign staffers handed over information pertinent to the investigati…

Ashley Judd Won’t Run for Senate in Kentucky

Ashley Judd Won’t Run for Senate in Kentucky

Mike Coppola/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After months of flirtation, actress Ashley Judd announced on Wednesday that she will not pursue a Senate bid against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.She made the announcement in a series of tweets l…

Ashley Judd Won’t Run for Senate in Kentucky

Ashley Judd Won’t Run for Senate in Kentucky

Mike Coppola/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After months of flirtation, actress Ashley Judd announced on Wednesday that she will not pursue a Senate bid against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.She made the announcement in a series of tweets l…

Bloomberg, NRA Brace for Showdown on Guns in Senate

Bloomberg, NRA Brace for Showdown on Guns in Senate

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With the Senate slated to consider comprehensive gun legislation next month, two powerful voices on different sides of the gun debate – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the National Rifle Association&rsquo…

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Mike Lee Says Budgets Are About Setting Priorities

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Mike Lee Says Budgets Are About Setting Priorities

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Sen. Mike Lee, R-UT, says the  budget produced by Senate Democrats “grows the government, not the economy,” while the budget passed by House Republicans this week “reduces spending and de…

Senate To Pull All-Night Friday ‘Vote-A-Rama’

Senate To Pull All-Night Friday ‘Vote-A-Rama’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate is doing something a little out of character for a Friday in Congress:  they’re pulling an all-nighter.A “vote-a-rama” is underway Friday night and senators will be voting on a myr…

Senate Passes Stopgap Bill to Fund Government

Senate Passes Stopgap Bill to Fund Government

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate did its part Wednesday to stave off a government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution in order to keep the government funded.The continuing resolution, known in Washington shorthand as the CR, is …

Senate Aims to Pass Six-Month Stopgap Bill to Fund Government

Senate Aims to Pass Six-Month Stopgap Bill to Fund Government

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — This week, the Senate will attempt to stave off a government shutdown by working to pass a continuing resolution in order to keep the government funded.The continuing resolution, known in Washington shorthand as the C…

Democrats Present Their Budget Plan Wednesday

Democrats Present Their Budget Plan Wednesday

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The proposal being unveiled by Senate Democrats on Wednesday to balance the nation’s books will be markedly different from what Republican Congressman Paul Ryan presented on Tuesday in that it offers both significa…

Ashley Judd to Announce Senate Run this Spring?

Ashley Judd to Announce Senate Run this Spring?

Mike Coppola/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Actress and activist Ashley Judd is reportedly going to announce her much-rumored candidacy for the U.S. Senate this spring. The Huffington Post reports the 44-year-old Nashville, Tenn., native told a friend tha…

Rand Paul’s Near 13-Hour Filibuster Receives Mixed Reviews

Rand Paul’s Near 13-Hour Filibuster Receives Mixed Reviews

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid praised Sen. Rand Paul’s stamina and conviction after his nearly 13-hour filibuster, but some of Paul’s Republican colleagues were less than impressed with the Kentuck…

Senator Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, Won’t Seek Another Term

Senator Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, Won’t Seek Another Term

Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, announced Thursday evening that he will not run for reelection in 2014.Levin, 78, said the decision for him was “extremely…

Rand Paul Ends Nearly 13-Hour Filibuster Against John Brennan

Rand Paul Ends Nearly 13-Hour Filibuster Against John Brennan

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — At 12:39 a.m. Eastern time Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul ended his filibuster blocking John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA in protest of the Obama administration’s policy that allows the potential use of dr…

President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread

President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and Republican senators had a “good exchange of ideas” Wednesday evening during their roughly two-hour-long dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the Whi…

Brennan Confirmation Delayed by Rare Talking Filibuster

Brennan Confirmation Delayed by Rare Talking Filibuster

Jamie Rhodes/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With federal offices shut down due to snow and John Brennan poised to be confirmed as CIA Director, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, considered an outspoken libertarian, did plenty of speaking as he engaged in a tr…

Ashley Judd ‘Seriously Considering’ Senate Bid

Ashley Judd ‘Seriously Considering’ Senate Bid

Mike Coppola/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Actress Ashley Judd is “seriously considering” running for Senate, according to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.Beshear, a Democrat, spoke with Judd on the phone last week about her potential Senate bid …

Sen. Kelly Ayotte Keeps Door Open for ‘Big Agreement’ on Budget

Sen. Kelly Ayotte Keeps Door Open for ‘Big Agreement’ on Budget

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — While the White House and Congress failed to reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts that began taking effect on March 1, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said she is still open to the idea of a “big agreement”…

Obama’s “Jedi Mind Meld” a Sci Fi Faux Pas

Obama’s “Jedi Mind Meld” a Sci Fi Faux Pas

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — It had no real bearing on his press conference about the very serious matter of the U.S. deficit and the upcoming sequester, but the President showed himself to be neither committed Trekkie nor St…

Senate Could Question HSBC ‘Too Big To Jail’ Case

C for allegedly helping Mexican drug gangs launder money.The decision not to prosecute HSBC came despite what attorneys there said was compelling evidence that the bank for years helped Mexican drug cartels move cash, concealed transactions involving r…

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