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Senators Reach Deal Extending Jobless Benefits

Bipartisan Senate bargainers ended a long-running election-season standoff and struck a compromise renewing expired jobless benefits for five months for more than 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest, the lawmakers said Thursday.

03/13/2014

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images)

Senate Bill Would Expand Child Care, Boost Safety

Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training under a bill moving forward in the Senate.

03/12/2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks as he takes part in a press conference with unseen Sen. John McCain at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Graham: ‘The Legislative Branch Should Declare War On The CIA’

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration.

03/11/2014

The lobby of the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

CIA, Senate Feud Goes Public in D.C.

Secret reports. Vanishing documents. Whispers of crime, intimidation and cover-up.

03/11/2014

State lawmaker wants to make sure Sen. Rand Paul could seek re-election at the same time he runs for president in 2016. (Getty Images)

Kentucky Bill Would Let Rand Paul Run For 2 Offices At The Same Time

Republican lawmaker from Kentucky wants to clarify state law which prevents someone from running for multiple political offices.

03/07/2014

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Senate Blocks Change to Military Sex Assault Cases

Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.

03/06/2014

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Senate Set to Vote on Military Sexual Assault Bill

The Senate is heading for a showdown over contentious legislation to curb sexual assaults in the military by taking away the authority of senior commanders to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses.

03/05/2014

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CIA Investigates Whether Officers Spied On Senate

The CIA is investigating whether its officers improperly monitored members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which oversees the intelligence agency, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

03/05/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the FY 2015 budget at Powell Elementary School on March 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: Senate’s Failure To Approve Civil Rights Division Pick Is ‘Travesty Based On Wildly Unfair Character Attacks’

President Barack Obama says the Senate’s failure to move ahead on his choice to run the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is a “travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant.”

03/05/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the Union Depot in St Paul, Minn., on Feb. 26, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama To Travel To Houston In April

President Barack Obama will travel to Houston in April to raise money for House and Senate candidates.

03/01/2014

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