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Ebola Experts Testify Before Senate Panel
Senate hears testimony as the White House announces plan to aid in fight against deadly virus in West Africa.
Eric Shinseki 'Mad as Hell': 4 Tough Questions for VA Secretary
Cliff Owen/AP Photo WASHINGTON–The man at the top of the country’s scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs indicated today that he may replace his upper management team in the wake of allegations of employee misconduct resulted in preventable deaths at several hospitals, and widespread ...
Ben Sasse Wins Nebraska GOP Senate Primary in Tea Party Victory
Ben Sasse, president of Midland University, is the winner in the Nebraska GOP Senate Primary, according to the Associated Press. With 16 percent of precincts reporting, Sasse had 43.9 percent of the vote, Pinnacle Bank Chairman Sid Dinsdale came in with 25.8 percent and State...
A Tea Party Test In Nebraska
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANOTHER TUESDAY, ANOTHER PRIMARY DAY: Nebraska and West Virginia voters go to the polls today. The key race today is the GOP Senate primary in Nebraska and it is the tea party’s best shot at victory, but it’s not exactly a clear tea...
It's Primary Season: Nebraska and West Virginia Go to the Polls
Another Tuesday, another Primary Day as Nebraska and West Virginia voters go to the polls today. The key race today is the GOP Senate primary in Nebraska and it is the tea party’s best shot at victory, but it’s not exactly a clear tea party...
Sen. Patrick Leahy Rips Cuban Twitter 'Cockamamie Idea'
Sen. Patrick Leahy ridiculed U.S. Agency for International Development’s Cuban Twitter program as a “cockamamie” idea that had the potential to endanger other Americans working for the agency. Leahy, D-Vt., grilled USAID administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah today in a Senate Subcommittee hearing dealing ...
Senate Approves Debt Limit Increase With Drama-Filled Vote
In a high drama vote Wednesday, the Senate approved a bill to extend the government’s borrowing authority until March 2015. The Senate voted along party lines – 55-43 – to increase the debt limit. That result followed another vote to clear a procedural hurdle that...
Leery Senators Introduce New Iran Sanctions Bill
A bipartisan group of 26 senators introduced new legislation today proposing potential sanctions against Iran if the country fails to uphold the P5+1 agreement made last month or if it fails to reach a final agreement to terminate its nuclear weapons program. The Nuclear Weapon...
GOP Skepticism Unlikely to Derail Bipartisan Budget Deal
Many Republicans have rebuked the bipartisan budget deal , but Senate Democrats are within reach of enough GOP votes to overcome a filibuster threat next week, placing it one step from President Obama's desk before Christmas. If Democrats are able to maintain the support of all 55 of their party's
Filibuster Reform's Biggest Winners
The landmark Senate vote to effectively eliminate the filibuster of presidential nominees opens the door to a wave of likely confirmations for President Obama. Gone are the days when 60 votes are needed to move ahead on a nominee. Now, a simple majority of 51...