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Senate Bill Would Give New Power to DC Government

A Senate subcommittee has approved a major spending bill that would grant the District of Columbia full control over its local budget and laws.


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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.


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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.


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Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

The 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.


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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.


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New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies At 89

U.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.


US President Barack Obama is accompanied by former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords (L), vice president Joe Biden (R) and family members of Newtown school shooting victims as he speaks on gun control at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2013. Obama on Wednesday slammed what he called a "minority" in the US Senate for blocking legislation that would have expanded background checks on those seeking to buy guns. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Slams Senators Who Oppose Gun Measure

President 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.


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Lawmakers Suggest Terrorism Involved in Boston Bombings

With 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.


WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Sally Jewell testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during her confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of the Interior March 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The president and chief executive officer of REI, Jewell was tapped by U.S. President Barack Obama to lead the Interior Department after the departure of Secretary Ken Salazar. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Endorses Sally Jewell for Interior Chief

Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., won easy Senate confirmation Wednesday to be the nation’s next interior secretary.


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McConnell Called ‘Obstructionist’ By Ky. Critics

U.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.