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A senior Democrat says there are enough votes in the Senate to pass a bill to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal confidential sources.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Schumer: Media Shield Law Has Senate Votes For ‘Covered Journalist’ Protection

A senior Democrat says there are enough votes in the Senate to pass a bill to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal confidential sources.

03/21/2014

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Blocks Democrat Bill To Boost Veteran Benefits

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation’s veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran.

02/27/2014

President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

27 Liberal Groups Pressuring Senate Dems To Reject Obama Judicial Nominee

Twenty-seven liberal groups are pressuring Senate Democrats to reject one of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees.

02/20/2014

Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of his fiercest opponents. Tea partyers have the same dream, but they say the Senate's Republican leader actually is too accommodating to Democrats.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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.

12/18/2013

President Barack Obama listens while Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos(not seen) speaks to the press after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Dec. 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Push Obama Nominees, GOP Bides Time

Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate’s minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama’s nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.

12/08/2013

The Democratic-led Senate will only give President Barack Obama until next month before pressing ahead with new Iran sanctions.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Give Obama One Month Before Iran Sanctions

The Democratic-led Senate will only give President Barack Obama until next month before pressing ahead with new Iran sanctions.

11/21/2013

The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama's nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid, Dems Near Vote On Curbing GOP Filibuster Power

The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.

11/21/2013

Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Look To Give President Automatic Debt Ceiling Authority

Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.

10/29/2013

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said she's concerned about the idea that data collected from a National Security Agency program that harvests Americans' phone records might be stored by others.  (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 Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama's nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Ignore Budget Limit, Add $91B To Spending Cap

With efforts on a broader budget deal foundering, Senate Democrats moved ahead Thursday with spending bills that ignore a second year of spending cuts mandated under the 2011 budget and debt deal.

06/20/2013