| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate gun control supporters struggled Tuesday to salvage their drive to expand background checks to more buyers, buoyed by a visit from wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords but facing enough potential opponents to derail...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Thursday not to forget the heartbreak of the Newtown elementary school massacre and "get squishy" on tightened gun laws, though some lawmakers in his own Democratic Party remain a tough...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a surprising string of victories last fall, Democrats now face a challenging terrain as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress during President...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:39 PM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus has been here before.
Back during the Clinton era, the Democrat faced a choice: support an assault weapons ban urged by a president from his own party and risk angering constituents who cherish their gun...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:25 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans aren't the only ones roiled by internal jostling and recruiting hiccups ahead of next year's midterm elections.
Two top-tier Democratic prospects recently bypassed running for Senate seats in Georgia and South Dakota,...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Hello! My name is Hanna. I live in Farmington and go to school in West Hartford at a great school called Renbrook. I am twelve years old and in seventh grade. For this year, my father lives in Washington, D.C. and works for Senator Rockefeller when he was...
| Dec 14, 2011
It's not your imagination. Congress seems to be paying closer attention to travelers' welfare.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the International Travelers Bill of Rights, proposed bipartisan legislation that would require online travel agencies to...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Well those high fallutin', English-accented louts at BP are learning that if you want to do business in the United States you have to do business with her politicians; and while much of the Gulf South, Louisiana included, is doing joyous cartwheels down...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 2:25 PM
Hello Texas, Virginia and Montana ... and thank you for buying medical services for us Cajuns and Coonasses! Oh, and thanks for contributing $2.5 BILLION to Senator Landrieu's re-election campaign.
What’s that you say, you don’t recall the...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:32 PM
U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin publicly challenged on Wednesday a federal decision not to provide aid to Maryland residents affected by Hurricane Sandy — calling on President Barack Obama and federal emergency officials to rethink the...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 1:05 AM
ST. LOUIS - Fifteen senators from eight Mississippi River states are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to take steps to keep barges moving on the Mississippi.
Sens. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, and Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, penned the letter...