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Senate remembers those who died in South Carolina

Fighting back tears, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday led an emotional Senate salute to the nine churchgoers slain in a Charleston shooting...

N.C. Senate overrides veto of gay union opt out

A measure that would allow some public officials in North Carolina to opt out of performing gay marriages moved closer to becoming law on...

Patriot Act’s powers lapse after Senate deal falters

The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the...

Senators look for ways to save Patriot Act provisions

Key Patriot Act anti-terror provisions, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records, expire at midnight unless senators come up with an 11th hour deal...

Obama blames ‘handful’ for blocking Patriot Act

Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and...

Ex-Senate candidate convicted of election law violations

A South Dakota jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of election law violations. The 43-year-old Sioux Falls physician had been charged...

USA Patriot Act due to retire on May 31

Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider...

Senate approves Obama’s global trade bill

In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing...

Is Senate ready to play chicken in NSA spying on Americans?

The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly...

A day of battles coming over Obama’s trade bill

Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House,...