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UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:15 a.m.

Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill

SALEM – Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in …


Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job.


Senators accuse Saudi prince of complicity in Khashoggi murder

CIA Director Gina Haspel appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday to brief key senators on the agency’s assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman likely ordered the killing of journalist …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Senators press Trump officials on safeguarding 2018 ballots

With the 2018 elections already underway, senators chided the current and former secretaries of Homeland Security on Wednesday for not more strongly warning the American public about past Russian intrusions …


Fifty senators endorse resolution to restore FCC net neutrality regulations

Fifty Senate lawmakers have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.


Senators want ‘massive’ fines for data breaches at Equifax and other credit reporting firms

Two senators on Wednesday proposed “massive and mandatory” fines for data breaches at Equifax Inc. and other credit reporting companies, starting at $100 for each consumer whose sensitive information is …


Senators say ‘Me too’

The allegations have also prompted scores of people to share their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault on social media, using the now-viral hashtag #MeToo. The idea, in part, …


Senators press Pruitt for concessions on biofuels mandate

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump’s nominees …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

A short-term health deal by senators – but Trump a question

Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order to terminate “Obamacare” subsidies. Trump …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 1:12 p.m.

Trump lashes ‘Liddle Bob Corker’ as senators call for calm

President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker as “Liddle’ Bob Corker” on Tuesday, continuing a feud with the Tennessee Republican who’s dubbed the White House an “adult day …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

Group of GOP senators unveil their answer to Trump’s border wall

A group of Republican senators on Thursday unveiled their answer to President Trump’s border wall: a $15 billion venture to step up multifaceted border security without choking off trade.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:27 p.m.

With baby steps, Senate Republicans abandoning the president

Step by step, Senate Republicans are turning their backs on President Donald Trump.


Marc A. Thiessen: GOP must replace Obamacare now

Repealing Obamacare without a replacement is a terrible idea, and Democrats are salivating at the prospect that Republicans will be stupid enough to go through with it.


Senators urge action to block drastic drug price hikes

Angered by skyrocketing drug prices, a pair of senators on Wednesday urged Congress to block companies from cornering the market on old, off-patent drugs.


Trump’s response on Russia draws pushback from GOP senators

As President-elect Donald Trump dismissed intelligence reports about Russian interference in the presidential election as “ridiculous,” calls for a government investigation from lawmakers, including some in his own party, grew …


Facebook accused of manipulating ‘trends’

What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its “trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives?