U.S. Senate

In this June 16, 2016 file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

WASHINGTON — A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns…

 

Attorney General Kamala Harris, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, thanks supporters who worked a phone bank for her at the California Democratic Party headquarters on election day in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Kamala Harris claims runoff spot in California Senate race

LOS ANGELES — California U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris claimed one of…

 

Candidates for US Senate meet for first debate of race

STOCKTON — With only six weeks remaining until primary election day, the…

 

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Senate bill that would block new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Senate blocks legislation to undercut EPA clean water rules

WASHINGTON — Democrats have blocked a Senate bill that would have forced…

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Senate bill that would block new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks with members of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress on track to OK budget and debt deal

WASHINGTON — The Senate marched Thursday toward a final vote on a…

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks with members of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senate propels stopgap spending bill to keep government open

WASHINGTON — Having dodged the immediate threat of a government shutdown, congressional…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government…

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

WASHINGTON — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign…

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
The entrance to a Planned Parenthood Clinic is pictured in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

WASHINGTON — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal…

The entrance to a Planned Parenthood Clinic is pictured in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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California attorney general launches bid for US Senate seat

LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday that she…

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California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced Thursday she will not seek…

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Paul Sakuma/AP PhotoSen. Barbara Boxer with Gavin Newsom

Politicos express surprise, support for Sen. Barbara Boxer

Politicians with ties to San Francisco expressed surprise at U.S. Sen. Barbara…

Paul Sakuma/AP PhotoSen. Barbara Boxer with Gavin Newsom
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Gay rights bill heads for first hurdle in Senate

The Senate prepared to push a major, anti-bias gay rights bill past…

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Liz Cheney challenges Wyoming GOP Sen. Mike Enzi

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick…

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green
AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Senate steps back from brink in nominations fight

WASHINGTON — The Senate stepped away from the brink of a meltdown…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid
AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSen. Thad Cochran

Senate passes half-trillion dollar farm bill

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSen. Thad Cochran
AP file photoU.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposed ban on assault weapons failed last week

Gun lobby wins round, but may lose war

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to regulate assault weapons was considered Wednesday in…

AP file photoU.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposed ban on assault weapons failed last week

Senate website undermines Democrats’ anti-filibuster argument

Democrats appear to be in disarray heading into tomorrow’s long-awaited showdown over…

The left’s anti-filibuster astroturf campaign

Sometimes in Washington, D.C., the irony is laughable. A new coalition formed…