Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between “boatloads of Jewish immigrants” turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany during World War II and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Reject House GOP Limits, Push Billions In Additional Domestic Spending

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.

06/25/2013

The company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is accused of defrauding the government. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Feinstein: ‘The Chase Is On’ For Snowden

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.

06/23/2013

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. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

McCain, Feinstein Join White House Official In Trip To Guantanamo Bay

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.

06/07/2013

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. (AP Photo/Pensacola News Journal, Ben Twingley)

Fed Judge Behind Phone Records Rejected Obamacare In 2011

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.

06/06/2013

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. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Feinstein: Feds’ Secret Seizure Of Telephone Records Part Of Ongoing Practice

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.

06/06/2013

Feinstein: Obama May Be 'Too Cautious' With ISIS (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein: Tentative Deal Reached On Dispute Standing In Way Of Immigration Bill

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.

04/09/2013

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. (read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

NRA Fundraising Largely Increases In Months Since Newtown Shootings

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.

03/21/2013

File photo of Michael Moore. (credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for VF)

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.

03/20/2013

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.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Panel Approves National Background Checks For Firearms Despite Solid GOP Opposition

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.

03/12/2013

File photo of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Grassley: ‘We Should Be Skeptical About Giving The Justice Department More Laws To Enforce’

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.

02/27/2013

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