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Could There Be Another Senator Kennedy in Massachusetts?

Could There Be Another Senator Kennedy in Massachusetts?

Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has yet to choose his nominee for secretary of state, but Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is already making plans to fill presumptive nominee John Kerry’s Senate seat.Knowledgeable sources …

John Kerry Nomination Could Create Musical Chairs for Scott Brown in Senate

John Kerry Nomination Could Create Musical Chairs for Scott Brown in Senate

State Department photo(WASHINGTON) — News that Amb. Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State may have brightened the days of both senators from Massachusetts.Prior to Rice’s withdrawal, she was considered one of the…

Sen. Mitch McConnell Not Popular in His Own State

Sen. Mitch McConnell Not Popular in His Own State

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(NEW ORK) — Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is ranked the least popular U.S. senator among his own constituents, according to a Public Policy Polling survey of 1,266 Kentucky residents.McConnell, who is also Senate minority le…

Female Senators Say They’d Already Have ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Solved

Female Senators Say They’d Already Have ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Solved

Martin H. Simon / ABC News(WASHINGTON) — With 20 days to go until the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff, some female senators say if they were in charge, Congress would already have a deal.“I think if we were in charge of the Senate an…

Sen. Daniel Inouye Hospitalized at Walter Reed

Sen. Daniel Inouye Hospitalized at Walter Reed

Daniel K. Inouye, Senator for Hawaii(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Daniel Inouye, the longest-serving sitting U.S. Senator, has been hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, to regulate his oxygen intake, his office confirms Monday afternoon…

Automated Poll Says Colbert, Tim Scott Favorites for South Carolina Senate Seat

Automated Poll Says Colbert, Tim Scott Favorites for South Carolina Senate Seat

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Tim Scott tops the list of candidates Republicans expect to see in South Carolina’s Senate seat this spring, but at least one poll found voters holding out hope for a wholly…

Nikki Haley Shoots Down Stephen Colbert for Senate

Nikki Haley Shoots Down Stephen Colbert for Senate

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley may have brought Stephen Colbert’s Senate candidacy to a halt with the click of a button.Rumors that the comedian was seeking the Senate spot…

Stephen Colbert Hints at South Carolina Senate Run

Stephen Colbert Hints at South Carolina Senate Run

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Is Stephen Colbert seeking Jim DeMint’s Senate seat in South Carolina?You might think so looking at the @ColbertForSC Twitter account, created Thursday, shortly after DeMint anno…

Stephen Colbert Hints at South Carolina Senate Run

Stephen Colbert Hints at South Carolina Senate Run

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Is Stephen Colbert seeking Jim DeMint’s Senate seat in South Carolina?You might think so looking at the @ColbertForSC Twitter account, created Thursday, shortly after DeMint anno…

Senators to Screen "Lincoln," Seek a Waiver for Popcorn

Senators to Screen "Lincoln," Seek a Waiver for Popcorn

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As lawmakers struggle to solve the fiscal cliff, they’re also struggling for the right to snack on movie night.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will make a formal appeal to the Senate Rules Committee i…

Could Outgoing Republicans Hold Keys to ‘Fiscal Cliff’?

Could Outgoing Republicans Hold Keys to ‘Fiscal Cliff’?

Mary Bono Mack. U.S. Congress(WASHINGTON) — The outlook for reaching some sort of bipartisan agreement on the so-called “fiscal cliff” before the Dec. 31 deadline is looking increasingly grim. Shortly after noon Friday, House Speaker John…

Republican Senators Present Their Plan for Immigration Reform

Republican Senators Present Their Plan for Immigration Reform

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Two senior Senate Republicans proposed a bill on Tuesday that gives the children of illegal immigrants the opportunity to remain in the U.S.After GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney only garnered a sliver of the L…

Fiscal Talks Turn as Tax Pledge Questioned

Fiscal Talks Turn as Tax Pledge Questioned

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The two-party tango that is negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” took a turn Monday as two more Republican lawmakers expressed willingness to break with a long-standing anti-tax pledge and the White House reveale…

Fiscal Cliff Tweets to Watch

Fiscal Cliff Tweets to Watch

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the dirty dishes cleared and leftovers safely in the fridge, Americans across the country start looking ahead to the winter holidays the day after Thanksgiving.But for Congress, there’s a pretty b…

Former New Hampshire Senator Warren Rudman Dies at 82

Former New Hampshire Senator Warren Rudman Dies at 82

United States Congress(CONCORD, N.H.) – Former New Hampshire Senator Warren Rudman passed away on Monday. He was 82.Rudman served as senator for 12 years, leaving his seat in 1993. One of his many career highlights included the Gramm-Rudman-Holli…

Nancy Pelosi: No Fiscal Cliff Deal Without Tax Rate Hike for Wealthy

Nancy Pelosi: No Fiscal Cliff Deal Without Tax Rate Hike for Wealthy

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In an interview that will air in its entirety on Sunday’s This Week, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi gave ABC’s Martha Raddatz a firm “no” when asked if a deal to aver…

Ex-CIA Chief Testifies About Benghazi Investigation Behind Closed Doors

Ex-CIA Chief Testifies About Benghazi Investigation Behind Closed Doors

DoD photo by Petty Officer William Selby, U.S. Navy(WASHINGTON) — Disgraced former CIA director Petraeus spent almost four hours in closed-door hearings before the House and Senate intelligence committees Friday morning to testify about what he learne…

Intelligence Committees Hold Hearings into Benghazi Attack

Intelligence Committees Hold Hearings into Benghazi Attack

STR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — The House and Senate Intelligence Committees began closed-door hearings Thursday on the deadly Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, with lawmakers hearing testimony from CIA acting director Mike …

Record-Breaking Number of Women in Senate Promise Bipartisan ‘Collaborative’ Spirit

Record-Breaking Number of Women in Senate Promise Bipartisan ‘Collaborative’ Spirit

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The 113th Congress will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. And it has created a less auspicious historical footnote.“We had the first traffic jam in the United States history in the wome…

Sen. Inouye Taken to Hospital After a Fall

Sen. Inouye Taken to Hospital After a Fall

inouye.senate.gov(WASHINGTON) — Senator Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii,  is in Bethesda Naval Hospital being treated for a “minor cut to the back of his head” after a fall Thursday morning in his apartment.  Inoyue is the Senate’s…

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