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The sole Democratic African-American senator cast doubt on the need for a "black agenda" from the president and on its chances of passage in Congress during a Democratic forum with largely African-American reporters Wednesday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Debate Need For ‘Black Agenda’

The sole Democratic African-American senator cast doubt on the need for a “black agenda” from the president and on its chances of passage in Congress during a Democratic forum with largely African-American reporters Wednesday.

06/13/2013

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year's congressional elections, the working title might be "2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republicans Await ‘Obamacare’ Disaster In 2014

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year’s congressional elections, the working title might be “2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare.”

05/26/2013

Sen. Max Baucus' decision not to run for re-election in 2014 leaves the Montana Democrat with more than $4.8 million in campaign money — and no campaign to spend it on. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Retiring Dem Senator Holds $4.8 Million In Unused Campaign Money

Sen. Max Baucus’ decision not to run for re-election in 2014 leaves the Montana Democrat with more than $4.8 million in campaign money — and no campaign to spend it on.

04/25/2013

Sen. Elizabeth Warren questioned minimum wage increases during a Senate hearing, and cited a study that suggests the federal minimum wage should be standing at $22 an hour. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democratic Senator Argues Case For $22 An Hour Minimum Wage Increase

Sen. Elizabeth Warren questioned minimum wage increases during a Senate hearing, and cited a study that suggests the federal minimum wage should be standing at $22 an hour.

03/20/2013

Ashley Judd (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

Ky. House Speaker: Judd Could Be Formidable

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says Ashley Judd would be a formidable candidate if she runs for the U.S. Senate next year.

02/28/2013

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Sen. Cruz: Constitutional Gun Rights Must Be Protected ‘Not Just When Popular’

The plague of gun violence makes it plain that current firearms restrictions are insufficient and new federal limits are needed, a top Democrat said Tuesday at a Senate hearing on gun control. Parrying that, a Republican said gun rights must be protected, even amid horrors like the mass shooting of school children in Connecticut.

02/12/2013

Sen. Carl Levin has pushed ahead on the Senate vote on defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel despite Republican calls for more information.(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Despite GOP Calls For More Information, Senate Pushes Ahead On Hagel Vote

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee pushed ahead Monday with plans for a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary despite Republican demands for more financial information from President Barack Obama’s choice.

02/11/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thanked President Obama for his quick response to Hurricane Sandy assistance. (Photo credit -- JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Gov. Christie Thanks President Obama For Quick Hurricane Sandy Response

Gov. Chris Christie is thanking President Obama for coming to New Jersey’s aid after Superstorm Sandy and remembering the 42,000 state residents still homeless since the Oct. 29 storm.

01/31/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaks at the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development hearing on 'Recovering From Superstorm Sandy: Rebuilding our Housing and Transportation Infrastructure' on Capitol Hill, on Dec. 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Menendez: I Reimbursed Donor Nearly $60G For Dominican Republic Trips

Sen. Robert Menendez’s office says he reimbursed a prominent Florida political donor $58,500 in recent months for the full cost of two of three trips Menendez took on the donor’s plane to the Dominican Republic in 2010.

01/31/2013

Sen. John Kerry has been approved by the Senate panel for the secretary of state nomination. (Photo credit -- SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Kerry Nomination for Secretary of State

The Senate has confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state.

01/29/2013

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