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US senator wants a role for Congress in Iran nuclear talks

When it comes to nuclear negotiations with Iran, Sen. Lindsey Graham wants Congress to have the last word. On the Senate floor Thursday, the South Carolina Republican argued for legislation that would require President Barack Obama to submit any diplomatic agreement on the Iran’s nuclear program to Congress for approval. “I can’t imagine the Senate […]

GOP threatens to block Loretta Lynch over executive power they demanded for lame-duck Bush

A growing number of Republican senators are suggesting they will block the nomination of Loretta Lynch over the issue of “executive amnesty.” If so, then no choice President Obama might make for attorney general could possibly be confirmed by the new GOP-controlled Senate. Show More Summary

Cornyn Elected Senate Majority Whip

AUSTIN, Texas -- Now that the Republicans have retaken control of the United States Senate after last week's elections, Texas Senator John Cornyn, who had served as Minority Whip for the Republicans, has officially been elected by Senate Republicans as their Majority Whip. Show More Summary

A Lesson in Politics, Sports and Sweet Potatoes

As a proud North Carolina liberal with a degree from the University of North Carolina, last week wasn't pleasant. I watched our Democratic senator loose to a Republican and witnessed my alma mater relinquish a piece of its stellar reputation. Show More Summary

Sen. Charles Perry Files 'Good Old Republican Red Meat' Package of Fiscal Bills

AUSTIN, Texas -- As the first week of bill filing for the 84th Legislative Session kicks off, State Senator Charles Perry has authored a package of fiscal responsibility bills that he described as "good old Republican red meat" issues in an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas. Show More Summary

Republicans Win CO Senate but Pockets of Resistance Remain

Although Republicans won control of the Colorado state senate during the midterms, pockets of re sistance cost them both seats they'd picked up during the 2013 recall efforts. Some of the resistance was in a senate district--Colorado Springs--and some of it was in the state Republican party headquarters. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell: Obama Signaling 'No Intention' Of Moving to The Middle

Sen. Mitch McConnell, expected to become Senate Majority Leader in January, says that President Obama is making it clear to Republicans that he has no intention of moving his political agenda to the middle. One reporter questioned whether McConnell is committed to meet Obama in the middle on several political issues. Show More Summary

Block Replaced by McFerran

Unfortunate news today for Sharon Block, whose second nomination to the NLRB was pending in the Senate. The White House has confirmed earlier reports that, facing Republican opposition based on the nutsy argument that she's unfit to serve because of...

Maddow: Sen. Landrieu’s Keystone Pipeline Ploy Will Only Hurt Dems

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is less than a month away from a run-off election that will decide just how big the Republicans' new majority in the Senate really is. Part of Landrieu's strategy to win over Louisiana's more conservative voters appears to be a full-scale embrace of the Keystone XL pipeline. Show More Summary

Republicans Savor Sweet Victory

Cake being taken out of a Senate G.O.P. luncheon.

John McCain says he'll likely seek a sixth Senate term despite tea party challengers

Arizona's 78-year-old, five-term Republican senator says that his campaign team has "talked to different groups and organizations" regarding a 2016 re-election run in order "to build the coalitions we need to build," hinting that a bid for re-election in 2016 may very well be in the works. Show More Summary

Republican set for Senate’s top environment post says US-China climate deal is a ‘charade’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Republican poised to take over the Senate’s top environment job attacked the carbon emissions deal struck between US and China on Wednesday as a “non-binding charade” and said he will use his new powers to fight against regulation of the energy sector. Jim Inhofe, who is set to become chairman...

Mikulski praises federal employees

From her powerful perch as chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D) is in position to look out for federal employees — a significant portion of her Maryland constituency. With the Republican victory in last week’s midterm elections, however, Democrats will no longer control the Senate, which means Mikulski will lose […]

Meet the Senate leaders who plan to gut the EPA and approve Keystone

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the new Republican committee chairs are all hostile to climate action.

The Year of the Schizophrenic Voter?

Political pundits are describing the 2014 elections as the most devastating defeat of Democrats in recent history. Republicans increased their majority in the U.S. House that it already controlled, took over the U.S. Senate, and even...Show More Summary

GOP Rep Gosar: GOP Leadership Will Cut a Deal on Immigration

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) predicted that Republican Party leadership in the House and Senate will cut a deal with President Obama on immigration during an interview on Thursday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” When asked whether he thought GOPShow More Summary

Wicker Picked to Helm National Republican Senatorial Committee

Senate Republicans today handed the job of protecting their new majority to Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, who was elected chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Club for Growth Jumpstarts 2016 Senate Races

The Club for Growth is ringing the starting bell for the 2016 campaign by endorsing six incumbent Republican senators who are up for re-election in two years. The move came a mere eight days after Republicans took back the Senate in the 2014 mid-term elections. Show More Summary

No surprises: Senate Republicans select Mitch McConnell for majority leader

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Senate Republicans on Thursday unanimously chose current Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky as their majority leader for the next congressional session, according to a senior Republican aide. The session begins in January, when Republicans gain political control of the Senate following...

Senate GOP Elects Pro-Life Mitch McConnell Leader, Promises 5-Month Abortion Ban

Fresh from their overwhelming victory on Election Day, handing them control of the Senate over pro-abortion Democrats led by Harry Reid, Senate Republicans have unanimously elected pro-life Senator Mitch McConnell as their leader. McConnell, hailing from Kentucky, has promised the Senate will vote on a House-passed bill that bans abortions after 5 months because scientific […]

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