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Holder rejects resignation call at heated Senate hearingupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 17:02:00

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday rejected a GOP call to resign, telling a heated Senate hearing that Republicans were trying to score political points instead of addressing significant issues.

Leaks in foiled plot compromised mole, alerted al Qaeda, Lieberman saysupdated: Thu May 10 2012 17:33:00

A top U.S. senator said Thursday the "biggest harm" to come from leaks to the news media about the recently foiled al Qaeda airline plot was that it compromised the mole who turned the bomb over to the United States.

Texas death-row inmate gets last-minute reprieveupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 18:24:00

The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed the scheduled execution on an inmate on death row in Texas amid questions about a psychologist who testified that blacks and Hispanics were more likely to commit future crimes.

Victim celebrates stay of executionupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 18:24:00

Texas death row inmate Duane Edward Buck is granted a temporary stay of execution. CNN's Andrew Spencer reports.

ATF supervisors from controversial border gun operation get D.C. postsupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 19:42:00

Three ATF supervisors who played roles in the controversial gun sales sting known as Operation Fast and Furious have been given jobs at ATF headquarters in Washington even as the Justice Department's Inspector General is probing the matter, a senior federal law enforcement source has confirmed.

CNNMoney: Balanced budget amendment: 'Irresponsible'updated: Tue Mar 29 2011 12:02:00

In a time of record debt, it sure sounds prudent: Amend the U.S. Constitution to force Congress to balance the budget every year. In reality, it may be anything but.

New bill has billions in new earmarksupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 19:36:00

Critics are blasting a new omnibus bill that contains billions in earmarks. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.

GOP senators will vote against spending bill over earmarks -- theirs and others'updated: Wed Dec 15 2010 19:36:00

Two prominent Republicans vowed Wednesday to vote against the $1.1 trillion spending bill, citing concerns over pork-laden pet projects, although millions of dollars of earmarks in the bill were requested by the two senators.

Uproar over deficit commission findingsupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 13:50:00

CNN's Joe Johns asks Sens. John Cornyn and Mark Warner what items they'd look at to cut the nation's deficit.

Sound of Sunday for October 17updated: Sun Oct 17 2010 14:48:00

CNN's Candy Crowley and her team watch the other Sunday morning shows so you don't have to.

State of the Union: Post-show analysisupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 16:18:00

CNN's Candy Crowley breaks down the show fresh off her interview with Sen. John Cornyn (R) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D).

Chris Coons: Delaware's surprise favoriteupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 18:45:00

Chris Coons may turn out to be the luckiest politician in America this year.

O'Donnell responds to GOP doubtersupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 18:45:00

Christine O'Donnell talks about her stunning upset in the Republican senate primary in Delaware.

Cornyn: 'Ms. Kagan has a sparse record'updated: Mon Jun 28 2010 11:34:00

Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, talk about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Senators signal contentious hearing on Supreme Court nomineeupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 11:34:00

Leading senators on the Judiciary Committee signaled a contentious hearing starting Monday on Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination, with some Republicans saying a GOP filibuster was possible.

More moderate vs. conservative GOP battles aheadupdated: Wed May 05 2010 12:07:00

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's expected announcement Thursday that he is giving up his bid for the Republican Party's Senate nomination and instead running as an independent is just one chapter in a wider war for the heart and soul of the GOP.

Reid's actions speak louder than his gaffeupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 14:42:00

Sharks can smell even the smallest drop of blood miles away, so it should come as no surprise that, even in their home districts, Beltway Republicans began circling when news broke of Harry Reid's latest self-inflicted wound.

Analysis: Contentious primaries will precede 2010 Senate electionsupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 10:20:00

Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to leave the Republican Party in April handed President Obama a key vote in the Senate, and Specter was rewarded by quickly being endorsed by the president and Democratic leaders in his bid for re-election next year.

Politicians rip decision on terrorism trialsupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 17:06:00

Several members of Congress ripped Attorney General Eric Holder's decision Friday to try five suspected 9/11 terrorists in civilian court.

Trial for 9/11 suspectsupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 17:06:00

Suspected terrorists alleged to be behind the 9/11 attacks will stand trial in New York.

Sen. Cornyn: Don't jump to conclusions over Fort Hood shootingsupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:54:00

Before making judgments about the shootings at Fort Hood, a thorough investigation needs to take place, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said Thursday.

Ft. Hood shooting 'horrifying'updated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:54:00

President Obama vows to support the Ft. Hood community in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at the post.

Greenspan predicts economic growth to hit 3 percent or higherupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 09:40:00

The U.S. economy will grow more than expected in the third quarter, but unemployment also will continue to increase and will pass 10 percent, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Sunday.

CNNMoney: Unemployment will top 10% - Greenspanupdated: Sun Oct 04 2009 12:14:00

The U.S. economy will grow more than expected in the third quarter, but unemployment also will continue to increase and "penetrate" the 10% barrier, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Sunday.

Commentary: Tragic neglect of immigrationupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 16:20:00

One of the greatest challenges for minorities in any democracy is that their priorities often differ with those of the majority.

Health care protests 'clearly being orchestrated,' senator saysupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 10:52:00

The Senate's second-ranking Democrat slammed recent town-hall protests over health care on Sunday, insisting they violate "the democratic process," while the Senate's top Republican accused Democrats of "attacking citizens" with such complaints.

Commentary: Why GOP senators misfired on judgeupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 06:37:00

Judge Sonia Sotomayor cruised through her confirmation hearings without a scratch.

Two key GOP senators to oppose Sotomayorupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 16:20:00

Two key Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee announced their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Friday, a further sign the party's conservative base is uniting against President Obama's first high court pick.

Commentary: Let's keep an eye on the spiesupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 08:25:00

In response to the growing pressure for an investigation into potential abuses by the CIA and former Bush administration officials, Republican Sen. John Cornyn warned: "This is high-risk stuff. Because if we chill the ability or the willingness of our intelligence operatives and others to get information that's necessary to protect America, there could be disastrous consequences."

Sotomayor criticizes wording but defends point of 'wise Latina'updated: Wed Jul 15 2009 23:02:00

Sonia Sotomayor strongly asserted her adherence to the law while dodging questions about her personal beliefs on the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sotomayor on gun useupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 23:02:00

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn says Judge Sonia Sotomayor may have "splainin'" to do under a hypothetical gun case.

Palin center of attention at big GOP dinnerupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 12:09:00

Newt Gingrich was the keynote speaker at Monday night's fundraising dinner for the Senate and House Republican campaign committees, but it was Sarah Palin who stole the show.

Gingrich discusses GOP plansupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 12:09:00

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich delivers a speech at a GOP dinner.

Palin expected to attend GOP fundraiserupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 17:25:00

A Republican official involved in the planning for Monday night's major GOP fundraising dinner said the Alaska governor is "expected to attend" the event "and will be sitting with Sen. John Cornyn and his wife at their table."

Palin visits New Yorkupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 17:25:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wraps up a New York trip that's stoked questions about her political future. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Crist gives GOP 'big fish' in 2010 Senate electionsupdated: Tue May 12 2009 16:02:00

Score a big one for John Cornyn.

Crist announces senate runupdated: Tue May 12 2009 16:02:00

Florida Governor Charlie Crist announces his candidacy for senate.

Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for policeupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 10:05:00

Republican politicians on Thursday called for a sweeping new federal law that would require all Internet providers and operators of millions of Wi-Fi access points, even hotels, local coffee shops, and home users, to keep records about users for two years to aid police investigations.

Preston on Politics: GOP's eternal flame burns outside D.C.updated: Thu Jan 29 2009 00:24:00

The only bright spot in the nation's capital for Republicans these days seems to be a flame that burns 24 hours a day in the courtyard at the campaign headquarters for Republican senators.

Hillary Clinton sworn in as secretary of stateupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 19:34:00

Hillary Clinton was sworn in as the 67th U.S. secretary of state Wednesday afternoon after the Senate approved her nomination by a vote of 94-2.

Clinton confirmedupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 19:34:00

CNN's Jill Dougherty looks at the global perspective after Hillary Clinton is confirmed as secretary of state.

Tense moments in Minnesota Senate recountupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 16:43:00

One of the last remaining steps in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race recount was temporarily halted Saturday morning when attorneys with Republican incumbent Norm Coleman's campaign attempted to stop the counting of about 950 improperly rejected absentee ballots.

Senate GOP prepared to fight if Dems try to seat Frankenupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 01:02:00

Sen. John Cornyn weighed in on Minnesota's close and still unresolved U.S. Senate race, saying Friday that no one should be seated until a winner is made official by both Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

Army creates suicide prevention boardupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 10:59:00

The U.S. Army is establishing a suicide prevention board to examine the mental health of its recruiters around the country after the fourth suicide in three years by Houston, Texas-based recruiters, according to Army officials.

CNNMoney: Senate panel pushes FDA's tobacco powersupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 02:23:00

A U.S. Senate committee voted on Wednesday to let the Food and Drug Administration regulate but not ban tobacco products, a proposal supported by public health groups and the nation's largest cigarette maker.

Dobbs: Time to free Ramos and Compeanupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 02:31:00

There was an unusual spectacle in the nation's capital Tuesday, downright rare, in fact: U.S. Senators seeking truth, and justice, and taking action. And they deserve great credit and thanks. The G.O.P. Immigration War Heats Upupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 18:05:00

As Congress begins voting on the controversial bill, the White House and the G.O.P. trade jabs -- and spin GOP Seeks More Immigration Enforcementupdated: Sat Jun 23 2007 08:50:00

New requirements to track down, deport and permanently bar people who overstay their visas would be added to a broad immigration bill under a GOP bid to attract more Republican support

Commentary: Border security talk a bluff for bill's criticsupdated: Fri Jun 22 2007 09:04:00

It's baaaack. Comprehensive immigration reform isn't dead after all, and thank goodness for that.

Tonight's facts: Crime statisticsupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 18:07:00

These are some of the facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. As of 2006, the murder rate was up by 6.7% in cities of a million or more. Some of the cities where that increase took place: • Phoenix • Miami • San Diego • Oakland, California • Corpus Christi, Texas • Grand Rapids, Michigan • Reno, Nevada • Little Rock, Arkansas Overall crime was up nationwide by 1.3% in 2006 Robberies rose 6% in 2006 Rapes dropped 2% in 2006 Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation

McCain takes shot at Romney on immigration updated: Tue May 22 2007 06:55:00

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain taunted rival Mitt Romney on immigration Monday, saying the former Massachusetts governor should "get out his small-varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his lawn."

Bipartisan immigration bill faces bipartisan fightupdated: Fri May 18 2007 08:10:00

The bipartisan immigration bill that could allow citizenship to an estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States will run into bipartisan opposition in Congress.

Immigration breakthrough could pave way for citizenshipupdated: Thu May 17 2007 16:41:00

The estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could be put on the path to citizenship under a new immigration bill agreed upon Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators.

Congress rejects White House conditions updated: Thu Mar 22 2007 07:08:00

Key congressional committee chairmen sent letters Thursday formally rejecting a White House proposal specifying the conditions under which White House aides could be interviewed by Congress about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

GOP source: Gonzales 'made no friends with Republicans' updated: Tue Mar 20 2007 16:46:00

Senate Republican leaders said in a meeting Tuesday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales "bungled" the response to criticism of seven fired U.S. attorneys but that he should not be dismissed, according to two Republican sources at the meeting.

CNNMoney: Senators to Big Oil: Where's the money?updated: Tue Mar 14 2006 11:14:00

Senators, considering a bill to restrict energy industry mergers and tax breaks, grilled oil executives again Tuesday as to why they are reaping record profits while consumers pay record prices at the pump.

Bickering about the borderupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 11:20:00

It's not a homeownership plan the government will be keen to promote.

CNNMoney: Crushing Innovationupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 17:52:00

When is a great idea about securing our nation's porous borders not a great idea? Surprisingly, when it comes from the country's top border official.

Crushing innovationupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 15:54:00

When is a great idea about securing our nation's porous borders not a great idea? Surprisingly, when it comes from the country's top border official.

Senate showdown set for Tuesday updated: Fri May 20 2005 13:01:00

After three days of passionate debate over one of President Bush's controversial judicial nominees, Senate Republicans on Friday called for a procedural vote early next week to cut off debate.

Judge, her family slain, urges home security for juristsupdated: Wed May 18 2005 11:35:00

Federal Judge Joan Lefkow, whose husband and mother were killed by a man police believe appeared in her courtroom, asked a Senate committee on Wednesday to fund home security for judges and to repudiate slurs against the judiciary that could incite violence.

Edwards draws GOP fireupdated: Tue Jul 06 2004 12:21:00

John Kerry's choice of Senate colleague John Edwards as his running mate drew swift criticism Tuesday from some Republicans and widespread praise from Democrats.

Bush rallies Hill Republicansupdated: Thu May 20 2004 14:05:00

Amid GOP hand-wringing about slumping approval ratings, President Bush sought to rev up congressional Republicans at a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

House approves bill to replace members after attackupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 16:58:00

The House on Thursday approved a long-stalled bill requiring special elections if a catastrophic incident results in a large loss of lawmakers.

Senate approves housing secretaryupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 13:08:00

The Senate has approved President Bush's nominee for housing secretary, Alphonso Jackson, despite threats from Democrats to block the nomination in protest of White House appointments of federal judges while Congress is out of session.

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