Congress Looks To Relax Mandatory Prison TermsThe Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing this week on minimum sentences. The committee is considering two bills, each sponsored by a liberal Democrat and a tea party Republican, which would allow judges to waive mandatory minimum sentences in many circumstances, particularly for some drug crimes. Wednesday's hearing is the first step in legislation that advocates and lawmakers in both parties say stands a chance of winning enactment by the end of the year.
Senator Targets Military Law Over Sexual Assault Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped force the military to allow gays in its ranks, is determined to upend laws governing how the armed services handle an epidemic of sexual assaults.
Gallup: Christie More Favorable Among Dems Than GOP VotersA new poll finds that Wisconsin representative and 2012 vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is the most popular politician among Republicans.
Rand Paul: 'Here A Scandal. There A Scandal. Everywhere A Scandal.'U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell took political potshots Saturday at President Barack Obama, saying his expertise at "the blame game" allowed him to win re-election to a second term even though he did a "very poor job" in the first.
McCain Accuses Tea Party Colleagues Of Pushing Dems Too FarA long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers is in full view again with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of using tactics that might tempt Democrats to change Senate rules that now protect the minority party.
Walker To Court Iowans, Stoke 2016 Talk Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is gearing up for re-election next year, his third race in four years. But the Republican's courting of out-of-state donors and conservatives, his plans to visit Iowa this week and his refusal to say whether he would serve out another full term if elected suggest he might be seeking a much bigger prize — the presidency.
Rand Paul Considering 2016 Presidential Bid Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he is considering a presidential campaign in 2016 but will not make a decision before next year.
Rand Paul Talks GOP, Black Voters at Howard UniversityKentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, says in a speech at Howard University that he hopes black voters will be more open to the Republican Party.
Sen. Rand Paul to Speak at Howard University Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is scheduled to speak on Wednesday at Howard University.
Drone Industry Worries About Privacy BacklashIt's a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans' everyday lives, performing countless useful functions.
Rand Paul: Illegal Immigrants Should Get Shot At CitizenshipRepublican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is telling a Hispanic business group that illegal immigrants should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship.
Paul Energizes Supporters With Senate Filibuster Call it Rand's Stand: A nearly 13-hour stall tactic on the Senate floor that thrust a tea party hero back into the national spotlight — a real-life version of the movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
Senator Ends Long Floor Speech Blocking CIA Pick A tea party senator from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director.
GOP Warns Obama Against Tax Increases, Spending Republicans warned Tuesday that President Barack Obama's second-term agenda would bring more tax increases and escalate deficit spending, vowing that they would guard against Washington-centric policies and help middle-class families rebound from years of tepid economic growth.
Rand Paul: Judd Doesn't Represent Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says actress and activist Ashley Judd, who is considering a Senate run against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, doesn't really represent Kentucky or even live in the state.