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.
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.
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.
Secret reports. Vanishing documents. Whispers of crime, intimidation and cover-up.
Republican lawmaker from Kentucky wants to clarify state law which prevents someone from running for multiple political offices.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
President Barack Obama will travel to Houston in April to raise money for House and Senate candidates.