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In a 68-32 vote, the Senate voted passed a bill to overhaul US immigration, send resources to the border and offer millions of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.
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Even though they make up only one-fifth of the membership, women are changing the architecture of the U.S. Senate in more ways than one.
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The Senate’s staunchest advocate for curbing military sexual assault said at a hearing that she was distressed by the rejection of her proposal to hand certain cases to independent military prosecutors.
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Four months and four days after the Newtown shootings, the U.S. Senate has indefinitely shelved major gun legislation.
The move follows the 54-46 defeat of a compromise to expand background checks, the most critical of a series of amendments that failed to pass the Senate on Wednesday.
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A letter intended to reach Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., was intercepted at an off-site facility after testing positive for a deadly poison, according to FBI officials.
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Two key senators have reached a deal to expand background checks to firearms sales at gun shows and on the Internet, sources close to the negotiations said early Wednesday.
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So much for what would have been 2014’s most-watched Senate contest.
Actress Ashley Judd, a Democrat, announced on Wednesday that she will not mount a challenge to take on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.
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Senate Democrats are pushing forward with a plan to require all gun buyers to get a background check before they can buy a firearm.
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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul pledged to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan to be the next CIA director “until I can no longer speak.”
With the twelve-hour mark in sight, after assists from more than a half dozen colleagues along the way, he showed little sign of stopping.
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The debate over potential new gun laws turned raw and tearful on Wednesday as a key Senate committee held hearings on an assault weapons ban backed by President Barack Obama.