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Senate smacks down Cruz, advances highway bill

Lawmakers are pushing forward on must-pass highway legislation after an amendment reviving the federal Export-Import Bank provoked a heated clash on the Senate floor. The...

A rare Sunday work session in the Senate

It's a rare Sunday session for senators, and on the agenda are efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and reviving the...

McDonnell says Iran deal is a long-shot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other congressional leaders expressed doubts Sunday about a historic agreement with Iran to address that country's...

No Child Left Behind rewrite passes House; Senate next

The focus is on the Senate as it considers a rewrite of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, a day after the...

Showdown over rebel flag in South Carolina

South Carolina's House of Representatives is due to begin debate Wednesday on a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol's grounds,...

South Carolina Senate says ‘nada’ to Confederate flag

The push to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse is about to clear its first hurdle. But even if...

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...