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Senate Bill Would Give New Power to DC GovernmentA Senate subcommittee has approved a major spending bill that would grant the District of Columbia full control over its local budget and laws.
Senate Postpones Votes in Response to Shooting The Senate is postponing scheduled votes until Tuesday in response to the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Poll: Booker Tops Lonegan By 16% For US Senate A new poll shows Democrat Cory Booker with a double-digit lead over Republican Steve Lonegan in the race for U.S Senate.
Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial ProfilingThe death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 18 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end racial profiling.
Senate Bill Defines Sex Trafficking as Child Abuse Child prostitutes would be considered victims of abuse rather than juvenile offenders and be referred to child welfare officials under legislation in Congress aimed at extending care to them before they become ensnared in the criminal justice system.
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies At 89U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.
Obama Slams Senators Who Oppose Gun MeasurePresident Barack Obama says the Senate's opposition to a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers marks a "shameful day for Washington." He says a minority of senators decided "it wasn't worth it" to protect the nation's children.
Lawmakers Suggest Terrorism Involved in Boston BombingsWith little official information to guide them, members of Congress strongly suggested on Monday that the deadly Boston Marathon explosions were acts of terrorism and vowed to bring anyone responsible to justice.
Senate Endorses Sally Jewell for Interior ChiefSally Jewell, CEO of outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., won easy Senate confirmation Wednesday to be the nation's next interior secretary.
McConnell Called 'Obstructionist' By Ky. CriticsU.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's prominent role in fiscal cliff negotiations drew a derisive review back home Thursday from a longtime critic who branded the top Senate Republican as an entrenched obstructionist.
Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.
Opinion: Democratic Party’s Lies And SpinsThe blatant lies and the desperate spins generated from the “left” have been absolutely frightening. What’s extremely sad for them is that they don’t have a prayer of keeping the White House without creating lies and spinning obvious negatives into self-reported positives.
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