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How did a lame duck Congress become the Energizer Bunny?

This is the story of a "lame duck" Congress that wasn't. Shaken by a historic election in which angry voters canceled Democratic control of the...

Senate passes food safety bill…again

The Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping bill to make food safer, sending it to the House in the waning days of Congress. It was...

Senators still see chance for 9/11 health bill

A retooled bill providing medical care for firefighters and other emergency responders to the September 11, 2001 attacks could be resurrected soon in the...

Here we go again: Another vote on military gay ban

In a new showdown, the House this week will take up a bill that would overturn the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on...

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ don’t pass

The US Senate dealt a potentially deadly blow Thursday to efforts to end a nearly two-decade ban on gays serving openly in the US...

Barack Obama completes his sell-out

Barack Obama's metamorphosis from symbol of change in Washington to puppet of a system still dominated by the Republican Party is complete.  The great...

Pentagon study shows gay service would not harm military

The Pentagon study that argues that gay troops could serve openly without hurting the military's ability to fight is expected to re-ignite debate this...

Reid ready to deal on Bush-era tax breaks

The top Democrat in the Senate said on Tuesday he was willing to consider a temporary tax cut extension for all income levels, a...

Reid, McDonnell keep Senate leadership posts

Senate Democrats and Republicans alike are poised to return their respective party leaders to their posts following an election in which the top Democrat...

New clobbers old on Capitol Hill

Old and new Washington collided on Capitol Hill Monday, and new won. Within moments of flicking on the Senate lights, Sen. Mitch McConnell announced that...