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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

Arizona Republican politics

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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Obama Signs Spending Bill, Senate OKs Nominees

The Democratic-controlled Senate worked to confirm a final batch of President Barack Obama’s judicial appointees and sent the White House legislation extending tax breaks for working-class millions and special interests alike late Tuesday as lawmakers neared the end of a two-year Congress marked more by gridlock than accomplishment.

12/16/2014

Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by senior American officials. (Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Obama Immigration Nominee

A divided Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s pick to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

12/16/2014

The US Senate side of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, November 5, 2014. Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate on Tuesday. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Approves Obama Surgeon General Nominee

The Senate has approved President Barack Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general. The 51-43 vote late Monday came despite opposition from some lawmakers over Murthy’s support for gun control and past statements calling gun violence a public health concern.

12/15/2014

A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda after a vote on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Averts Shutdown Fears; Fights Over Nominees

Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama’s nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit.

12/13/2014

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