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Will parties keep hope live for immigrant children?updated: Fri May 04 2012 08:34:00

In Washington, a lot of the meetings that take place between lawmakers amount to nothing. But recently, there was a get-together that was really something.     

Senators pounce on Holder over report on Ted Stevens prosecutionupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 19:17:00

Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday ran into unexpected bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill over the Justice Department's failure to release its report on the alleged misconduct of the prosecutors who mishandled the prosecution of the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

Where is all the support for Santorum in the Senate?updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 21:22:00

There is a Senate tradition dating back to 1965. One specific desk in the Senate chamber has a drawer filled with candy. The senator assigned to that desk is responsible for keeping candy in it and providing sweets to all his or her colleagues.

No support for Santorum in Senate?updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 21:22:00

CNN's Dana Bash says it is hard to find support for Rick Santorum among his former colleagues in the Senate.

After much delay, Senate clears FAA billupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 18:36:00

After passing 23 temporary extensions, the Senate voted 75 to 20 Monday to approve a long-term funding bill for the FAA and sent it to the president for his expected signature.

Perry should have stuck to Texas playbookupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 05:30:00

Today, Rick Perry finally announced he was suspending his presidential campaign and, in doing so, ending the excruciating parade of mistakes and miscalculations that left many in the national audience wondering how this guy ever got elected governor of Texas. But as we review all the political errors and bone-headed gaffes the campaign committed over the last six months, the biggest mistake is easy to miss: Perry and his team didn't stick with the strategies that made them such a strong political force in his home state.

CNNMoney: What Republicans mean by 'revenue'updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 05:00:00

It's been a big bone of contention from Day 1 on the congressional debt committee. Will Republicans accept any kind of revenue dedicated to debt reduction, and if so what kind and how much?

CNNMoney: Your cell phone is more likely to work in a hurricane than an earthquakeupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 12:03:00

In the battle of natural disasters affecting the East Coast this week, the powerful Hurricane Irene is less likely to disrupt cell phone service than Tuesday's relatively minor earthquake.

Betty Ford brought breast cancer out into the openupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 07:17:00

In a long and wonderful life, Betty Ford became one of America's most influential and accomplished first ladies and one of our nation's foremost advocates on behalf of those suffering with alcohol and drug dependencies.

Betty Ford diesupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 07:17:00

Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of the Betty Ford clinic in California, has died at the age of 93.

CNNMoney: Infrastructure bank: Plan would leverage federal moneyupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 17:37:00

Can the federal government leverage $10 billion in spending into $640 billion in funding to build new roads and bridges?

Retiring senators: Time is ripe for bipartisanshipupdated: Sun Jan 23 2011 11:50:00

Three longtime senators who have decided not to seek re-election in 2012 said Sunday that they believe the country is ready for serious bipartisan cooperation on major issues -- especially tackling the massive national debt.

Pork highlights -- with beef and potatoesupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 13:41:00

Here are so-called "Oinkers" of the year, listed in the "2010 Congressional Pig Book Summary," which was released on Wednesday by the nonpartisan group Citizens Against Government Waste.

Tea Party changes tone, but not outcome of Texas primaryupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 08:00:00

If this week's primary election in Texas is any indicator, incumbent Republicans can breathe a little easier.

Perry wins GOP primary in Texas, White gets Democratic nodupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 10:39:00

Texas Gov. Rick Perry won his state's Republican gubernatorial primary outright on Tuesday, avoiding a potentially costly runoff election against Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Perry turns tables in Texas by tying Hutchison to Washingtonupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 13:28:00

When Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, officially launched her campaign to unseat Gov. Rick Perry early last year, Perry was thought to be in deep trouble.

Hutchison to keep Senate seat in bid for governor, aide saysupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 20:40:00

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who had said she would resign her seat to run for governor of Texas, plans to announce Saturday she will remain in the Senate as she seeks the Republican Party's gubernatorial nomination, a Hutchison aide tells CNN.

GOP senators push for term limitsupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 13:39:00

A handful of Republican senators have proposed a constitutional amendment to limit how long a person may serve in Congress.

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.

Officials: Fort Hood shootings suspect alive; 12 deadupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:49:00

A soldier suspected of fatally shooting 12 and wounding 31 at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday is not dead as previously reported by the military, the base's commander said Thursday evening.

Republicans ask Sotomayor to supply more informationupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 15:30:00

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking Judge Sonia Sotomayor for more information about her lengthy legal career that includes almost two decades on the federal bench.

Filibuster against Sotomayor?updated: Sun May 31 2009 15:09:00

Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Amy Klobuchar debate a possible filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor.

Commentary: Fulfilling 29-year-old promise to my sisterupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 13:07:00

During his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama urged a new effort "to conquer a disease that has touched the life of nearly every American, including me, by seeking a cure for cancer in our time."

Commentary: 'Educate a woman, create a nation'updated: Wed Mar 18 2009 12:19:00

As we mark International Women's Month in March, it is encouraging to see that the movement to recognize the vital role that women play in families, nations and economies has been building for more than a decade and that developments in the past few years have shown that real progress has begun to take hold.

Commentary: Is McCain out of his mind?updated: Fri Aug 29 2008 17:11:00

John McCain needs what Kinky Friedman calls "a checkup from the neck up."

GOP senators spike windfall profits tax on Big Oilupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 14:02:00

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic initiative that would have taxed the windfall profits oil companies have enjoyed due to rising energy prices, with the minority leader calling the proposal a "gimmick."

Edwards: We shouldn't be writing anybody's obituaryupdated: Thu May 22 2008 20:45:00

Elizabeth Edwards, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live" Wednesday to discuss Sen. Edward Kennedy's cancer diagnosis.

Lawmakers urge high court to side with gun ownersupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 16:26:00

A majority of Congress on Friday urged the Supreme Court to side with gun owners in an upcoming case testing whether an individual has a guaranteed right to bear arms.

Senate immigration bill suffers crushing defeatupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 07:44:00

Opponents effectively killed President Bush's long-fought and emotion-laden Senate immigration bill Thursday when members voted against advancing the controversial legislation. 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

Ivins: Ring the bell for a Texas Democratupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 18:12:00

Chris Bell for governor! I know, I know, it's stop the presses, Ivins favors Democrat! But the Kinky Friedman candidacy is worn thin and no fun. Besides, we actually have a good chance to get Rick Perry out of office. After six years in office, the Coiffure is so little loved he's pulling only 35 percent of likely voters. He gets another four years, I don't think we'll have a public school system left -- he really does intend to destroy it, at far-right GOP donor Jim Leininger's bidding, you know. We may never again get a chance to do our state such a great service. This could be the Alamo of elections.

Commentary: House GOP pushes 'reform for dummies' updated: Mon Sep 25 2006 08:55:00

In tackling the immigration issue, Republicans in Congress really outdid themselves. Call it: "Immigration Reform for Dummies."

Commentary: Bush still fighting the last warupdated: Mon Sep 11 2006 11:03:00

Do you feel safer than you did five years ago? Republicans hope the answer is yes and that you'll give them full credit. Of course, on a related note, they also hope you've developed full-fledged amnesia. They hope you've forgotten all about immigration reform and how the White House and GOP-controlled Congress were going to fix a broken system and seal a porous border -- things that make many Americans feel less safe and less secure.

Navarrette: What really bothers immigration foesupdated: Fri Aug 11 2006 09:01:00

Immigration restrictionists can be so dishonest.

TSA unveils new security proceduresupdated: Fri Dec 02 2005 04:11:00

The Transportation Security Administration on Friday announced changes in screening procedures at the nation's commercial airports, allowing passengers to take small scissors on planes but increasing random passenger checks.

Capitol Hill reacts to Libby's indictmentupdated: Fri Oct 28 2005 15:30:00

Congressional Democrats sharply criticized the Bush administration Friday for deliberately trying to silence critics of its Iraq policy, after senior White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was indicted for his alleged role in revealing the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Power outage updated: Mon Oct 03 2005 18:06:00

The news that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay had been dreading for months was brought by an aide, who interrupted DeLay's weekly lunch with Dennis Hastert in the House Speaker's office.

Bush: Federal government in 'for the long haul'updated: Thu Sep 08 2005 15:26:00

President Bush promised survivors of Hurricane Katrina on Thursday that the federal government "is going to be with you for the long haul," and he called for a national day of prayer for the storm's victims.

Discovery crew packs up to leave stationupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 09:15:00

Discovery astronauts prepared to leave the international space station Friday as they began to wrap up work in advance of next week's return to Earth.

Then & Now: Geraldine Ferraroupdated: Sun Feb 13 2005 20:20:00

Geraldine Ferraro, the first and only woman nominated to the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, remains an inspiration to women aspiring to success in all walks of life.

Tributes flow for Reaganupdated: Sat Jun 05 2004 20:45:00

The death of former President Ronald Reagan brought a wave of condolences from people around the world, all saddened with the passing of a man many considered an American hero for his work to end the Cold War.

Fortune: MESSAGE TO SENATOR KRUEGERupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

Concerned citizens can now call Texas Senator Bob Krueger's 800 number with tips to cut inefficiency from federal programs. ''You'll have approximately a minute and a half to leave your message,'' ...

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