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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters in the Capitol. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Republicans Offer Vote On Stand-Alone Homeland Security Bill

Senate Republicans say the “clean bill” plan includes a vote on a separate measure to repeal President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

02/24/2015

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McCain: Leave Immigration Fight ‘To The Courts’

Days from a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Republicans sought a way out Monday by splitting President Barack Obama’s contested immigration measures from the agency’s funding bill.

02/24/2015

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Attempt to Repeal Abortion Ultrasound Law Fails in Senate

A Republican-controlled state Senate committee has defeated an attempt to repeal a 2012 law requiring a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure first.

01/29/2015

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Senate Agrees Climate Change Is Real, But Can’t Agree On Cause

In a series of votes, the Republican-run Senate passed measures acknowledging the planet’s climate is changing but refused to point the blame at human activity.

01/21/2015

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Harry Reid To Undergo Eye Surgery

Reid’s doctors said the surgery is necessary to save the Senate Democratic leader’s vision following a New Year’s Day accident.

01/21/2015

Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)(L) talks with U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) before the start of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, January 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Educating The Senate: Hearing To Give Rookies ‘World View’

Five-term Sen. John McCain is taking the Senate to school on foreign policy.

01/21/2015

Mark Warner (Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Va. GOP Files Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Mark Warner

The Virginia Republican Party wants the U.S. Senate to investigate whether Democratic Sen. Mark Warner violated federal law when he discussed possible job opportunities for a former state senator’s daughter.

01/16/2015

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Sen. John McCain Likely To Seek Re-Election

The 78-year-old Arizona Republican says he’s leaning towards seeking a sixth term in 2016.

01/09/2015

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Senator Barbara Boxer To Retire

The California Democrat said in a video that she will not seek re-election in 2016.

01/08/2015

Jim Inhofe Speaking

Inhofe: ‘Extreme Liberals Sometimes Don’t Think You Need A Military’

The Republican Party’s takeover of the U.S. Senate gives the GOP its best chance to push back against government regulations and ramp up military spending since Democratic President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, Oklahoma’s senior U.S. senator, Jim Inhofe, says.

12/29/2014

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