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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,...

Key test of Pacific trade bill in Senate

The Pacific trade agreement faces its first test in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday in a knife-edge vote that may hold the key to...

No Senate override of Obama union veto

The Senate on Tuesday sustained President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would have scrapped a new government rule on union elections. It marked...

Senate finally confirms Lynch as Attorney General

Loretta Lynch won Senate approval as U.S. attorney general on Thursday, becoming the first black woman to occupy the post at a time when...