Senate Foreign Relations Chair: Americans Should Increase NSA Collection, Not Worry About PrivacyThe chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he is shocked at how little information the National Security Agency is collecting through American phone records.
Corker: Obama 'Has Undermined Any Real Attempt To Solve Immigration Issue' Due To Executive OrderRepublican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday criticized members of his own party for launching political attacks against those trying to overhaul immigration laws.
Sen. Corker: White House Meeting About Obama's Foreign Policy 'One Of The Most Bizarre I've Attended'White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers' concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending.
GOP Senator: It Is 'Just Unconscionable' That The US Is Leaving Ukraine Alone With RussiaWithin hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead.
Senators Call For Tighter Sanctions On RussiaTwo members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.
Obama to Senators: Pause For 'Period of Time' on Seeking Iran SanctionsPresident Barack Obama has personally appealed to senators to hold off on seeking additional sanctions on Iran while the U.S. and world powers negotiate a nuclear deal with Tehran.
Boehner: 'There Have Been No Decisions About What Exactly' House Republicans Will DoHouse GOP leaders moved Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate plan to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.
Corker: Democrats, Republicans Need To Get 'On The Same Page'A Senate Republican says there's plenty of blame to go around for the partial government shutdown and specter of default.
Senate Takes The Lead In Shutdown, Debt Limit TalksSenators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week, saying it's unthinkable that political obstinacy would prevent the United States from paying its bills.
Senate Panel Votes to Authorize Force in SyriaA Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.
McCain Doesn't Support Senate Resolution to Authorize Military Force Against SyriaSen. John McCain says he doesn't support the latest Senate resolution to authorize military force against Syria.
Corker: 'I Do Think Action Is Going To Occur' Militarily Against SyriaThe ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican is urging a "surgical" U .S. air strike against Syria in reprisal for Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons.
Obama Plays 120th Round Of Golf While In OfficeThe White House says President Barack Obama is playing golf with three senators.
Corker: Asian Leaders 'Worried' About Sequester Cuts On DefenseU.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said foreign leaders from Japan, China and South Korea are concerned about U.S. fiscal health as tensions remain high over North Korea.
GOP Senators Vow To Reject Obama's Consumer Protection NomineeRenewing a 3-year-old fight over bank oversight, Senate Republicans said Friday they will oppose President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless the office created after the 2008 Wall Street financial meltdown is significantly changed.