Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrats controlling the Senate are pushing to spending billions of dollars more than their House GOP rivals on transportation and housing programs despite tough budget limits that promise to roll the increases back.
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says “the chase is on” for Edward Snowden after the former National Security Agency contractor fled Hong Kong for Moscow as he seeks asylum in Ecuador.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and two leading senators on national security are traveling to the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Roger Vinson, the federal judge who approved the Obama administration’s secret collection of telephone records of millions of Verizon customers in the U.S., made waves two years ago with a sweeping ruling invalidating President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence committee says the top secret court order for telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon is a three-month renewal of an ongoing practice.
A tentative deal has been reached to resolve a dispute between agriculture workers and growers that was standing in the way of a sweeping immigration overhaul bill, a key senator said Tuesday.
The National Rifle Association has seen a massive increase in fundraising in the months since the shootings in Newtown, Conn., which prompted a nationwide debate on gun control.
Moore: Assault Weapons Ban Would’ve Been Voted On If Reid’s Grandchildren Were Killed In School Shooting
Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore had some harsh words for Sen. Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats after they decided not to include an assault weapons ban in gun-control legislation.
Democrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama’s plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for firearms buyers through the Senate Judiciary Committee over solid Republican opposition.
Recent mass shootings like the massacre of first-graders and staffers at a Connecticut elementary school and the increasing deadliness of assault weapons make a ban on those firearms more urgent than ever, the Senate author of a proposal to prohibit them said Wednesday.