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The Senate's Scattershot Approach to Ferguson

Lawmakers are pursuing a subcommittee hearing, a bill, and review of a Defense program, but nothing is expected to pass when senators return in September.

Florida Redistricting Fight Spawns a Lawmaker's Legal-Expense Fund

GOP Rep. Daniel Webster established the fund this month.

Mitch McConnell Treats Executive to Breakfast in Capitol; Big Donation Follows

The CEO of Delta Air Lines joined the minority leader in the Senate Dining Room in late July, and $10,000 for his reelection campaign soon arrived.

Election Uncertainty Complicates Budget Decisions

With Republicans thinking they have a good shot at winning the Senate, some want all 2015 spending issues to be pushed into the next Congress.

Battle Over Postal-Service Cuts Looms in September

Half the Senate wants to block further service cuts at USPS, but other key lawmakers are calling for comprehensive reforms instead.

Ethics Probe of Rep. Tom Petri Announced

Retiring Wisconsin Republican had requested an inquiry earlier this year.

Congress Isn't Ending the Pentagon-to-Police Weapons Program Anytime Soon

Some are calling for a legislative response amid the Ferguson firestorm.

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The Senate's Scattershot Approach to Ferguson

Lawmakers are pursuing a subcommittee hearing, a bill, and review of a Defense program, but nothing is expected to pass when senators return in September.

Florida Redistricting Fight Spawns a Lawmaker's Legal-Expense Fund

GOP Rep. Daniel Webster established the fund this month.

Mitch McConnell Treats Executive to Breakfast in Capitol; Big Donation Follows

The CEO of Delta Air Lines joined the minority leader in the Senate Dining Room in late July, and $10,000 for his reelection campaign soon arrived.

Election Uncertainty Complicates Budget Decisions

With Republicans thinking they have a good shot at winning the Senate, some want all 2015 spending issues to be pushed into the next Congress.

Battle Over Postal-Service Cuts Looms in September

Half the Senate wants to block further service cuts at USPS, but other key lawmakers are calling for comprehensive reforms instead.

Ethics Probe of Rep. Tom Petri Announced

Retiring Wisconsin Republican had requested an inquiry earlier this year.

Congress Isn't Ending the Pentagon-to-Police Weapons Program Anytime Soon

Some are calling for a legislative response amid the Ferguson firestorm.

Show More