Senate

Supervisor Scott Wiener is running for California State Senate District 11. (Anna Latino/2013 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Wiener a champion of trans rights

I’m supporting Scott Wiener for state Senate for a very simple reason:…

 

Retired Air Force Col. Don Christensen is seen in his office Friday at Protect Our Defenders (POD), a national organization solely dedicated to addressing the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon misled Congress by using inaccurate or vague information…

 

Supervisor Scott Wiener has been masterfully preparing for his upcoming senate race. (Anna Latino/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Beware of Scott Wiener, ‘The Machine’

He is relentless. Seldom sleeping, seldom stopping. In his senate race, Supervisor…

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 30, 2015.  (Susan Walsh/AP)

Senate passes 6-year highway bill, short-term patch needed

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a long-term transportation bill, but with House…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 30, 2015.  (Susan Walsh/AP)
S.F. Examiner file photoSen. Leland Yee

State Sen. Leland Yee arrest casts light on complex corruption case

A Democratic state senator from San Francisco who’s known for his gun-control…

S.F. Examiner file photoSen. Leland Yee
AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinSen. Charles Schumer

Anti-shutdown bill advances; big fight still looms

Unanimous but far from united, the Senate advanced legislation to prevent a…

AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinSen. Charles Schumer
Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee

It's deal time at the state Legislature

Darrell Steinberg will be a busy man for the next month as…

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee
AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSen. John McCain

Immigration overhaul: Senate passes historic bill

WASHINGTON -- With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSen. John McCain
Associated PressThis photo taken May 2

Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday…

Associated PressThis photo taken May 2
AP File PhotoSen. Chuck Schumer

Senators caution immigration deal not final

WASHINGTON  — Even with one of the largest hurdles to an immigration…

AP File PhotoSen. Chuck Schumer

Partisan divides clear in wrangle over fiscal cliff

When Barack Obama was first inaugurated as president in 2009, post-partisanship was…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday before the Senate Commerce

Boxer, Feinstein discuss pipeline safety at Senate hearing

California's U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein spoke at a Senate…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday before the Senate Commerce

Does the deal raise taxes or not?

It's still too early to reach definitive conclusions about the debt-ceiling compromise…

Why is Gang of Six plan “practical” but Cut, Cap and Balance will never pass?

Have you noticed the unstated assumption shaping much of the reporting and…

Johnson to oppose CR. Is the budget deal in jeopardy?

Wisconsin freshman Sen. Ron Johnson, a conservative Tea Party favorite, announced this…

Senate Chaplain: 'Lord, save us from ourselves'

Roll Call notes that during the Senate Chaplain Barry Black led the…

GOP, Dems can't even agree on why they disagree

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Thursday that Republicans and Democrats remain…

Poll: Allen has 13-point lead over Kaine

 A poll released Thursday by Roanoke College gives former Sen. George Allen…

Democrats rope-a-doping Republicans on spending

Among Muhammad Ali's many formidable weapons in the ring was his famous…