Democrats Deplore Republican Letter To Tehran On Nuke TalksSenate Democrats said Tuesday that the GOP letter about nuclear talks with Iran undercuts the U.S. at the negotiating table and threatens to torpedo bipartisanship on Capitol Hill when it comes to the delicate issue of preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.
Senate GOP Blocks 'Buffett Rule' Student Loan Bill Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.
Schumer: Media Shield Law Has Senate Votes For 'Covered Journalist' ProtectionA 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.
Supreme Court Weighs President's Recess Appointment PowerThe Supreme Court is refereeing a politically charged dispute between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans over the president's power to temporarily fill high-level positions.
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.
Shutdown Showdown Intensifies With 'Obamacare' DelayThe political and economic stakes mounting with each tick of the clock, the White House and congressional Democrats say a House-approved delay in President Barack Obama's health care law does nothing but push Washington to the brink of the first government shutdown in 17 years.
Syria Vote Could Haunt 2016 GOP HopefulsBacking President Barack Obama's plea for military action against Syria could haunt Senate Republicans thinking hard about a White House bid in 2016.
Republicans Accuse Obama of Overstepping Constitutional AuthorityIn the courts of law and public opinion, congressional Republicans increasingly accuse President Barack Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority for the benefit of special interests.
Senate Republicans: Let States Make Final Decisions On SchoolsEducation Secretary Arne Duncan would see his authority greatly cut and governors would have final say over their schools under legislation introduced Thursday by Senate Republicans.
Obama Clashes With Senate Republicans Over DC Appeals Court NomineesPresident Barack Obama is simultaneously naming three nominees to the understaffed federal appeals court in Washington, setting up an aggressive push against Senate Republicans who are trying to keep him from naming any more judges to the influential circuit.
Obama Plans Second Dinner With Senate RepublicansPresident Barack Obama is keeping up his congressional charm offensive, with a second dinner with Senate Republicans planned for next month.