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  • VIDEO: Senators exchange sharp rhetoric on immigration reform

    VIDEO: Senators exchange sharp rhetoric on immigration reform

    On Monday, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, accused his GOP colleagues of trying to ‘exploit’ last week’s Boston bombings to delay immigration reform.

  • Graham Claims Boston Bombers ‘On A Jihad Mission’

    Graham Claims Boston Bombers ‘On A Jihad Mission’

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) claimed Saturday on Fox News that the captured Boston bombing suspect was motivated by radical Islam and on a “jihad mission.” He urged the Obama administration to declare him an enemy combatant.
    “They were on a jihad […]

  • Conservatives aim to defeat immigration bill by stressing economy

    Conservatives aim to defeat immigration bill by stressing economy

    WASHINGTON – As a bipartisan Senate group worked over the past few months to assemble broad legislation to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative critics of the effort kept a fairly low profile. That’s about to change.
    Critics of the bipartisan […]

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  • WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before officially starting the beginning of the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride at the White House April 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.  The Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride is an event designed to assist wounded U.S. veterans in using cycling to overcome physical, mental, or emotional wounds.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Obama Speaks On Gun Control After Vote Fails In Senate

    President Barack Obama’s push on gun control suffered a major blow Wednesday when the senate defeated a gun-buyer background check bill put together by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).
    The amendment failed 54 to 46, falling short of […]

  • Background check Bill Defeated In The Senate

    Background check Bill Defeated In The Senate

    The Senate has defeated a vital amendment seen as the linchpin to Democrats’ gun control bill, dealing a major setback to President Obama as he campaigns to expand the federal background check system.
    The vote was 54-46, with supporters falling […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 18: U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) speaks while flanked by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) (L), and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) during a news conference on violence against women, on December 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Democratic female Senators discussed a domestic violence protection bill and have called on the House to pass it before Congress recesses at end of the year.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Claire McCaskill: Police Have Suspect In Ricin Mailing

    By HENRY C. JACKSON 04/17/13 08:34 AM ET EDT AP
    WASHINGTON — Police have a suspect in mind as they investigate a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said.
    “The person that […]

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  • VIDEO: Marco Rubio’s Sunday show rounds in 3 minutes

    VIDEO: Marco Rubio’s Sunday show rounds in 3 minutes

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, made the rounds Sunday morning, appearing on nearly every talk show. He discussed immigration, impending gun-control legislation, and his criticism of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba.

  • Crowds of immigrants protest in favor of comprehensive immigration reform while on the West side of Capitol Hill in Washington, April 10, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

    Senate plan deports illegal immigrants entering U.S. after 2011

    Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:07pm EDT
    WASHINGTON – Senators crafting an immigration bill have agreed that foreigners who crossed the U.S. border illegally would be deported if they entered the United States after December 31, 2011, a congressional aide said on […]

  • Senate votes to open debate on gun control

    Senate votes to open debate on gun control

    By John Whitesides and David Lawder (Reuters)| Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:13pm EDT
    WASHINGTON – The Senate cleared the way on Thursday for an emotional, weeks-long debate on proposals to curb gun violence, rejecting an effort by conservative Republicans to block […]

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  • Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) (R) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.VA) (L) hold a news conference on background checks for firearms on Capitol Hill in Washington April 10, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

    Key senators announce deal on background checks for gun buyers

    By John Whitesides and Richard Cowan (Reuters) | Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:56am EDT
    WASHINGTON – A Democratic and a Republican senator said on Wednesday they had struck a deal to expand background checks for gun buyers, boosting prospects for passage […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on measures to reduce gun violence, at the University of Hartford in Connecticut April 8, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

    Obama budget targets millionaires, replaces sequester cuts

    By Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason (Reuters) | Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:01am EDT
    WASHINGTON – The White House on Wednesday proposed a budget that sharply trims the U.S. deficit over three years by forcing millionaires to pay more in taxes […]

  • VIDEO: Obama on background checks: ‘We need a vote’

    VIDEO: Obama on background checks: ‘We need a vote’

    VIDEO | President Obama delivered an impassioned and urgent plea in West Hartford, Conn., Monday evening for swift action, asking a state still shaken by the Newtown school massacre why there isn’t more support in Congress for gun control legislation.

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  • U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference following a tour of the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona March 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Samantha Sais   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)

    Immigration bill expected this week, senators say

    Sun Apr 7, 2013 12:13pm EDT
    WASHINGTON – A bill to overhaul the immigration system would likely be completed by the end of this week, two senior senators said on Sunday.
    Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York said that senators […]

  • Obama Responds To Budget Criticism: Proposed Budget Not His ‘Ideal Plan’

    Obama Responds To Budget Criticism: Proposed Budget Not His ‘Ideal Plan’

    By JIM KUHNHENN 04/06/13 12:30 PM ET EDT –
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his “ideal plan” but offers “tough reforms” for benefit programs and scuttles some […]

  • Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits

    Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits

    JOSH LEDERMAN – Associated Press – ‎Saturday‎, ‎April‎ ‎6‎, ‎2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own […]

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  • Bernie Sanders Will Do ‘Everything In His Power’ To Block Obama Budget’s Social Security Cuts

    Bernie Sanders Will Do ‘Everything In His Power’ To Block Obama Budget’s Social Security Cuts

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday aggressively pushed back on President Barack Obama’s budget proposal, calling it a “bitter disappointment” and promising that the entitlement cuts contained in the plan wouldn’t pass under his watch. “I am terribly disappointed and […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama (C) smiles as he prepares to board Marine One to a Democratic fund raiser in San Francisco April 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Obama budget to offer program cuts, seek deficit deal

    By Mark Felsenthal (Reuters) | Fri Apr 5, 2013 3:01am EDT
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will offer cuts to Social Security and other entitlement programs in a budget proposal aimed at swaying Republicans to compromise on a deficit-reduction deal, a […]

  • VIDEO: Exclusive: Fla. Ex-Lt. Gov. Talks Resignation

    VIDEO: Exclusive: Fla. Ex-Lt. Gov. Talks Resignation

    Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll said Thursday she had no idea law enforcement was investigating a veterans charity accused of running illegal slot machine-style casinos until two agents walked into her office last month. (April 4)

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  • Pot Legalization Draws Majority Support Nationwide

    Pot Legalization Draws Majority Support Nationwide

    A national Pew Research Center poll released Thursday shows the majority of Americans support pot legalization 52 percent to 45 percent, with 72 percent who say that the cost of federal law enforcement efforts are not worth it.
    The results mark […]

  • John Kerry To Donate Part Of Salary

    John Kerry To Donate Part Of Salary

    By BRADLEY KLAPPER 04/04/13 02:06 PM ET EDT –
    WASHINGTON — The richest member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet is giving back some salary, too, in the spirit of government-wide spending cuts.
    A day after Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck […]

  • Obama To Return 5 Percent Of His Salary

    Obama To Return 5 Percent Of His Salary

    By JOSH LEDERMAN 04/03/13 10:57 PM ET EDT –
    WASHINGTON — Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from […]

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  • Obama Presses For Gun Control In Colorado:

    Obama Presses For Gun Control In Colorado:

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday appealed for common sense in the debate over gun control legislation, and urged Americans to read the proposals for themselves.
    Citizens need to “get the facts,” Obama said at the Denver Police Academy in […]

  • Chuck Hagel, the twenty-fourth U.S. Secretary of Defense, delivers remarks after being ceremonially sworn in by US Vice President Joe Biden March 14, 2013 during ceremonies at the Pentagon. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chuck Hagel Pay Cut: U.S. Defense Secretary Taking Voluntary Hit

    WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will take a voluntary pay cut as a show of solidarity with Pentagon employees who will have to take unpaid time off over the coming months, a Defense Department spokesman said […]

  • Obama launches initiative to study human brain

    Obama launches initiative to study human brain

    By Scott Wilson, Tuesday, April 2, 7:51 AM
    President Obama on Tuesday outlined a government-sponsored initiative to map the human brain, casting the proposal as a way to discover new cures for neurological disease and strengthen the economy.
    “Ideas are what power […]

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