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And the winner is…Al Franken…maybe

The state Canvassing Board was poised to certify the results of the recount in Minnesota's grueling Senate election in Al Franken's favor — but that doesn't mean the race is…

Burris faces cool reception in Washington

Senate Democratic leaders plan to grant few if any privileges next week to Roland Burris, the man picked by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to represent the state in the Senate,…

Former Senator Claiborne Pell dies

Former Democratic senator Claiborne Pell, who championed the Pell grant program for college students, died Thursday at his Newport, Rhode Island home after a long battle with Parkinson's disease, US…

Senate may reject Blagojevich’s nominee

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has named a successor to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat, but Democratic leaders who control the Senate say they will refuse to seat Blagojevich's pick, former…

Republicans urge caution on stimulus plan

Top Republicans in the US Congress called for more time and public hearings before Democrats present a giant economic stimulus package for Barack Obama to sign after he becomes president…

John Warner packs it in

After five terms in the Senate, service in two wars and in his third marriage at age 81, John W. Warner still retains the unbent posture and bearing of the…

Biden: Deal near on stimulus plan

The incoming Obama administration is nearing agreement with congressional Democrats on a huge emergency spending bill intended to jolt the weak U.S. economy and create 3 million jobs over two…

What now for the auto industry?

Their efforts in Congress squashed, U.S. automakers are depending upon a reluctant White House to quickly provide a multibillion lifeline to help them avoid imminent collapse.

General Motors Corp.…

Roadblocks for the Obama express

The back-and-forth over when to hold a confirmation hearing for Eric Holder, President-elect Barack Obama's choice for attorney general, isn't simply a matter of saving a date on the Senate…

Jesse Jackson Jr. entangled in Illinois scandal

Four days before the election, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich claimed someone came to him with a deal about filling Barack Obama's soon-to-be open U.S. Senate seat.

"We were approached…