Obama Mourns Scalia, Will Nominate SuccessorPresident Barack Obama says he plans to fulfill his constitutional responsibility and nominate a successor to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Harry Reid's Exit Sets Off Senate Leadership Feud Between Schumer, DurbinAccording to Durbin's version of events, Schumer pledged his support for Durbin to hang onto the No. 2 job as Democratic whip. According to Schumer, that never happened.
50 Senators Urge NFL To Change Redskins' NameHalf the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins' name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.
Obama: Shutdown 'Inflicted Unnecessary Damage' To US Economy Thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.
Agreement Reached To Avoid Default And Open GovernmentThe deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation's borrowing authority through Feb. 7.
Senate Leaders Try To Broker Budget Deal After House Effort CollapsesSenate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Senators Hopeful Deal To Reopen Government Is CloseSenators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week.
House Votes Down Democrats' Latest Effort To End Government ShutdownRepublican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.
President Obama Blasts House Republicans For 'Ideological Crusade' That Shut Down Government The shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks, museums along the Washington Mall and the U.S. Capitol visitors center.
Obama On Government Shutdown: 'It Does Not Have To Happen'On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama's health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating.
Sen. Lautenberg Remembered As Man Who Used His Opportunities To Help OthersThe liberal Democrat from New Jersey died Monday after suffering complications from viral pneumonia. At 89, he was the oldest member of the Senate and the last of 115 World War II veterans to serve there.
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies At 89Sen. Frank Lautenberg passed away around 4 a.m. Monday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell due to complications from viral pneumonia, his office said.