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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…

Classic Biden on Display at Senate Mock Swearing-In

Classic Biden on Display at Senate Mock Swearing-In

Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden turned on the charm and amped up the wit at the Senate mock swearing-in Thursday, schmoozing with senators’ moms, doling out dating advice to one senator’s granddaughter an…

Senators Call NRA Statement a ‘Sad and Shameful’ Response to Sandy Hook Shootings

Senators Call NRA Statement a ‘Sad and Shameful’ Response to Sandy Hook Shootings

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Democratic Senators called the NRA’s statement Friday a “sad and shameful” response to the shootings which killed 20 children at Sandy Hook elementary one week ago. “The NRA statement t…

Senators Stop Work To Watch "Lincoln" with Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis

Senators Stop Work To Watch "Lincoln" with Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Grab the popcorn: It’s movie night in the Senate.The Senate has taken an official recess from floor debate for a few hours to screen the movie Lincoln in the Capitol Visitors Center within the Capitol complex.Appea…

Senators to Screen "Lincoln" with Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg

Senators to Screen "Lincoln" with Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(WASHINGTON) — As lawmakers struggle to solve the fiscal cliff, they’re set for a movie night Wednesday night in the Senate.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,will meet with the c…

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…

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…

Report: Senators Devising Plan to Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Report: Senators Devising Plan to Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Plans are underway in the U.S. Senate to deal with the political hot potato known as the “fiscal cliff,” a confluence of tax hikes, deep spending cuts and a growing federal deficit that could send the economy …

Feinstein’s Blaming White House for National Security Leaks Emerges as Campaign Issue

Feinstein’s Blaming White House for National Security Leaks Emerges as Campaign Issue

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — In remarks at the World Affairs Council, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, expressed concern Monday about leaks of national security information coming, she’s conclud…

Senators Trying to Keep up Pressure on Joseph Kony

Senators Trying to Keep up Pressure on Joseph Kony

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — On the eve of the Kony 2012 national “day of action,” senators wanted Americans to know they haven’t forgotten about the campaign to find Uganda’s Joseph Kony.Senate Foreign Relatio…

Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe to Retire

Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe to Retire

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, a three-term veteran from Maine, will not stand for re-election this fall. Snowe, one of the handful of moderates left in the Senate, said she is tired of the gridlock that has paral…

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