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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Cruz Making Fourth Trip To Iowa In 8 Months

Texas Tea Party darling U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is making his fourth trip to Iowa in eight months, logging serious face time before most other potential 2016 White House hopefuls in the state that kicks off presidential voting.

03/18/2014

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NH GOP Officials: Scott Brown Expected To Launch Exploratory Committee

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is exploring a U.S. Senate bid in New Hampshire as high-profile Republicans from across the country gather in the state with an eye on the 2016 presidential contest.

03/14/2014

File photo of job fair. (credit:  STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

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

File photo of soldiers saluting a flag. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images,)

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

John Brennan (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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

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