| Mar 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
By William Gibson, Washington Bureau Florida Senator Bill Nelson and nine other coastal-state Democrats have warned fellow senators not to expand offshore oil drilling as part of legislation to diminish global warming. Their letter to negotiators who...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Kim Geiger and Clement Tan A group of Democratic senators today proposed a legislative solution to the controversial Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited corporate spending on advertising and other efforts to influence election campaigns. The...
| May 19, 2010
| 4:29 AM
WASHINGTON -- Party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter fell to a younger and far less experienced rival in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, and political novice Rand Paul rode support from tea party activists to a Republican rout in Kentucky on Tuesday, the...
| Jun 2, 2010
Two Democratic senators are pressing BP to delay plans to pay shareholder dividends worth an expected $10 billion or more until the full costs for cleaning up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are calculated.
Senators Charles Schumer of New York and...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 4:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama strongly signaled that Democrats will move forward on a health care overhaul with or without Republicans, preparing his party for a fight whose political outcome will rest with voters in November.
| Nov 2, 2010
Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California.
Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
| Aug 3, 2011
| 1:26 PM
A bank robbery in Berlin, Conn., Britain's huge phone-hacking scandal, civil liberties concerns, and rescuing lost hikers in Oregon wouldn't seem to have much in common, but they are all linked by "pinging."
Pinging is what law enforcement types can do...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 12:04 PM
Washington, DC – Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Senator John Thune (R-SD), a Member of the Committee, today introduced a bipartisan bill that will spur new...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:42 PM
Alaska’s U.S. senators are among the bipartisan sponsors of an act that would severely hinder plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to close post offices in many of the nation’s rural areas. The Protecting Rural Post Offices Act was...
| May 26, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Congress on Thursday passed a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. Votes taken in rapid succession in the Senate and House came after lawmakers rejected attempts to temper...
| May 27, 2011
| 6:07 PM
Lawmakers and movie studios battling piracy of copyrighted material this week unveiled a list of rogue states and a campaign to persuade U.S. corporations to pull their support from websites that allow users to illegally download films, television shows...