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Douglas Announces Bid for Senate

A former George W. Bush administration defense department appointee from Bladensburg is running for Senate in Maryland.


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VA Nomination On Hold In Senate Over Agent Orange Dispute

Two Democratic senators are holding up a vote on Dr. David Shulkin’s nomination for the Veterans Affairs’ top health post.


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McConnell: 2016 Goal Is To Maintain GOP Majority

Acknowledging that increasing the Republican majority in Congress may be impossible, the Senate Majority Leader said his goal for the 2016 election is to keep the seats he has.


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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general, ending months of delay.


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Senate to Hold Hearings on Police Body Cameras

The Senate is planning to hold hearings on the police use of body cameras, as protests over the death of a black man in police custody continue in a nearby city.


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Senate Nears Votes On Trafficking Bill, Loretta Lynch

Key senators said Monday they’re close to a deal on an anti-trafficking bill, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama’s attorney general.



WATCH: U.S. Sen. Roberts’ ‘Frozen’ Ringtone Creates Hearing Hysterics

Sen. Pat Roberts is urging people to “let it go” after his cellphone filled a somber committee hearing room with the first few bars of a song from Disney’s “Frozen.”


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Rep. Donna Edwards Endorsed by 7 Local Officials

Rep. Donna Edwards has been endorsed by seven members of the Prince George’s County Council in her bid to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski.


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Prince George’s Co. Executive Endorses Van Hollen for Senate

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker endorsed Chris Van Hollen for the United States Senate on Wednesday.


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Menendez Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption

The New Jersey Senator was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for political favors.