Sen. John McCain Likely To Seek Re-ElectionThe 78-year-old Arizona Republican says he's leaning towards seeking a sixth term in 2016.
Senator Barbara Boxer To RetireThe California Democrat said in a video that she will not seek re-election in 2016.
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.
Obama Signs Spending Bill, Senate OKs NomineesThe 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.
Senate Confirms Obama Immigration NomineeA divided Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Senate Approves Obama Surgeon General NomineeThe 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.
Senate Averts Shutdown Fears; Fights Over NomineesTheir 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.
Senate Approves Bill for U.S. Women's History MuseumAn effort to create a National Women's History Museum is heading to President Barack Obama's desk after the Senate passed the measure 16 years after it was first introduced.
Former CIA Deputy Director: My Officers 'Did Not Torture Anybody'The former deputy director of the CIA is ripping the torture report released by Democrats on Tuesday, calling it “deeply flawed.”
Cheney: CIA Torture Report Is A 'Bunch Of Hooey'The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says the panel's report on brutal CIA interrogation practices used after the 9/11 terror attacks is a troubling record of a stain on America's history.
Former CIA Director: Torture Report Could 'Be Used By Our Enemies To Motivate People To Attack Americans'Foreign governments and U.S. intelligence agencies are predicting that the release of a Senate report examining the use of torture by the CIA will cause "violence and deaths" abroad, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday.
Former Senate Aide Pleads Guilty to Sexual AbuseA former Democratic congressional aide has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two women who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Schumer To Dems: Make Government Help WorkersThe Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.
Sen. Manchin: Now Was The Wrong Time For Obama To Act On ImmigrationPresident Barack Obama and his allies, confronting a buildup of GOP criticism, are seeking to sell the president's executive actions on immigration as good politics and good policy.
Group: White House Has Been In Touch With Nevada Activists About TripPresident Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas Friday, a Democratic official said, heightening anticipation that he will announce executive orders on immigration this week.