Feb 25, 2014 — To mark Black History Month, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott brought five current and former African-American senators together for a historic event at the Library of Congress.
Dec 18, 2013 — In a year that featured divisive fights over the budget, health care and presidential nominations, 65 members of the U.S. Senate took a break from partisan bickering Tuesday night to participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange.
Oct 16, 2013 — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat, is favored to win against his Republican rival, Steve Lonegan.
Sep 26, 2013 — Some in Congress are raising the possibility of a short-term budget deal to put off a government shutdown by a week... Republicans seem to be shifting the Obamacare fight to the debt-ceiling debate... Sen. Ted Cruz isn't exactly beloved by his fellow Senate Republicans.
Sep 25, 2013 — After Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz ended his 21-hour-plus marathon speech at noon Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid quickly dismissed it as "a big waste of time."
Jul 16, 2013 — Forced to choose between a tyranny of the majority or a tyranny of the minority, the Senate went with custom and chose the latter.
Jun 27, 2013 — There's enough recent evidence to suggest that strong bipartisan support for legislation in the Senate doesn't necessarily lead to a similar result in the House.
Jun 25, 2013 — The Associated Press is reporting that Democratic Rep. Edward Markey has won the special election in Massachusetts Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat held by John Kerry. Kerry resigned the seat to become U.S. secretary of state.
Feb 23, 2013 — The South Carolina Republican has been outspoken in his criticism of President Obama's administration lately, particularly his opposition to Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. But this may have to do more with a possible primary challenge than the nomination itself.
Jan 7, 2013 — President Obama wants Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel to run the Pentagon. Hagel's confirmation would put four men with close ties from their Senate days at the center of the nation's foreign policy and national security policymaking. And that's something Obama is willing to fight for.