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Republican Senator Lends Support to Immigration Reform Bill

Republican Senator Lends Support to Immigration Reform Bill

Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said Sunday that she will support the immigration reform bill drafted by the bipartisan “Gang of Eight,” arguing that the legislation provides a &…

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

Office of Sen. Frank Lautenberg(NEW YORK) — Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., the oldest U.S. Senator and the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the senate died on Monday. He was 89.
Lautenberg passed away at 4:02 a.m. on Monday at New Yor…

Sen. Kirk Completes Stair Climb to Capitol on First Day Back in Senate

Sen. Kirk Completes Stair Climb to Capitol on First Day Back in Senate

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., 45 steps awaited him upon his return to the Senate for the first time since his stroke last January.Kirk slowly climbed the steps to the Capitol, a trip that took about 10 minutes …

Ben Affleck to Run for Office? Probably Not

Ben Affleck to Run for Office? Probably Not

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(WASHINGTON) — Ben Affleck has been an increasingly popular presence in the political realm as of late. Earlier this week, he testified on Capitol Hill about security in the Democratic Republic of Congo and recently his name has…

Late Sen. Inouye to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda

Late Sen. Inouye to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda

Daniel K. Inouye, Senator for Hawaii(WASHINGTON) — The late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a source with knowledge of plans tells ABC News. It is one of the highest honors Congress can bestow on an individ…

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…

Move the Fiscal Cliff Deadline Up, Senator Proposes

Move the Fiscal Cliff Deadline Up, Senator Proposes

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — In order to make a strong economic showing to consumers and markets the week before Christmas, one senator Wednesday proposed that Congress should move up its deadline to get a deal to avoid going over the fiscal cli…

Sen. Harry Reid Hospitalized After Car Accident

Sen. Harry Reid Hospitalized After Car Accident

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(LAS VEGAS) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was hospitalized briefly Friday after his caravan was involved in a six-car crash in Nevada, but his condition is “good” and he does not have life threatening …

Sen. Harry Reid Hospitalized After Car Accident

Sen. Harry Reid Hospitalized After Car Accident

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(LAS VEGAS) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was hospitalized briefly Friday after his caravan was involved in a six-car crash in Nevada, but his condition is “good” and he does not have life threatening …

Former Sen. George McGovern, 1972 Democratic Nominee, Dies at 90

Former Sen. George McGovern, 1972 Democratic Nominee, Dies at 90

The McGovern family(NEW YORK) — ABC News has confirmed that former Democratic Sen. George McGovern, of South Dakota, has died. He was 90 years old. McGovern, who lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon, worked as a U.S. Senator from 1963 to 19…

Politician: Don’t Pay Teachers More

Politician: Don’t Pay Teachers More

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HUNTSVILLE, Ala.) — An Alabama state senator just made himself an enemy of the state’s nearly 50,000 teachers.“It’s a biblical principle: If you double a teacher’s pay scale, you’ll attr…

Maine Senator Susan Collins Engaged This Week

Maine Senator Susan Collins Engaged This Week

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — A wedding is in the works for Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.On Sunday, the 59-year-old senator became engaged for the first time to Thomas Daffron, chief operating officer of Jefferson Consulting Group, a lo…

Senator Booted From Restaurant Over ‘Homophobic’ Views

Senator Booted From Restaurant Over ‘Homophobic’ Views

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — A Knoxville, Tenn., restaurant owner has drawn cheers and jeers for refusing to serve a state senator whose beliefs she viewed as homophobic.Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield told ABC News he went out to…

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