Anti-Torture Protesters Interrupt Senate Floor: 'Prosecute Now'Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report.
Sen. Durbin To Seek Probe Of Air Center Sabotage U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.
Homeland Secretary: Parents Give Immigrant Children Birth Control 'In Case They're Raped Along The Way'Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”
Durbin: White House Only Finalized Bergdahl Deal Day Before SwapThe Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.
GOP Senator: Obama 'Issuing Executive Orders To Change The Law Very Frequently' Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) reinforced that Republican distrust of President Barack Obama is rooted in executive overreach from the administration.
McConnell Takes Shot At Reid: Senate Being Run Into The Ground By 'One Person'Senate Republicans accused Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of trying to “jam” through legislation and nominations as some members of Congress look to head home before the Christmas holiday.
Durbin Claims GOP Leader Told Obama During Meeting: 'I Cannot Even Stand To Look At You Right Now'Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., claims one GOP leader acted in a disrespectful manner toward President Barack Obama during a meeting over the government shutdown.
Senate Takes The Lead In Shutdown, Debt Limit TalksSenators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week, saying it's unthinkable that political obstinacy would prevent the United States from paying its bills.
Reid: 'We Don't Have The Votes' To Pass Gun LegislationJust one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.
Sen. Graham: Women In The Military 'Putting Up With Way Too Much Crap'A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee says that military commanders who allow sexual assault to flourish should be fired.
Sen. Graham: President Obama Using 'Tone Deaf' Approach To War On TerrorRepublicans keep slamming President Barack Obama's push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy.
High-Tech Companies Pushing For More Concessions In Immigration BillHigh-tech companies looking to bring more skilled workers to the U.S. pushed Monday for more concessions in an immigration bill pending in the Senate.