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Drawing the line between contributions and bribes

Mar 9, 2015
When it comes to a bribery investigation, a number of factors are considered.
Posted In: corruption, Senate, bribes, campaign contribution, government, Congress

Cybersecurity bill splits companies

Mar 9, 2015
A new bill is dividing U.S. companies and alarming online privacy advocates.
Posted In: cybersecurity, Senate
A copy of S. 2280, a bill which would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, is arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C.

Does Keystone even matter anymore?

Nov 18, 2014
Argument for the Keystone pipeline lost steam in years before the Senate vote.
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, Keystone XL, Oil, Senate
Hisham Uadadeh walks out of Leading Insurance Agency after enrolling in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act.

What GOP victories mean for the Affordable Care Act

Nov 6, 2014
Republican gains may not mean repeal for 'Obamacare,' but other changes may occur.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, midterm elections, Senate, Barack Obama

The sweet story behind the U.S. Senate 'candy desk'

Sep 12, 2014
A legacy of Sen. George Murphy, "an old song-and-dance man" with a sweet tooth.
Posted In: candy, Senate

Campaigns versus coding

May 19, 2014
Dave Cole is a computer programmer running for U.S. Congress.
Posted In: new jersey, Senate

Filibuster reform: 'Nuclear option' melts Washington's hiring freeze

Nov 22, 2013
The Democrats go nuclear and finally crack the ice on what has amounted to a hiring freeze, since President Obama took office.
Posted In: government, filibuster, nuclear option, Senate

Senate Democrats go nuclear, maybe blow up any chance for budget deal, too

Nov 22, 2013
Senate Democrats made a major change to Senate rules yesterday, and may have also destroyed any chance for a budget compromise.
Posted In: federal budget, Senate

While you slept, the government stopped

Oct 1, 2013
Congress did not strike a deal last night on a spending bill, which means a government shutdown is now in effect.
Posted In: government shutdown, spending bill, Senate, House Republicans, ACA, health care law, Obamacare

Senators' tax break ideas top secret for 50 years

Jul 25, 2013
Recommendations from senators to the Finance Committee as to which tax breaks they favor and which they oppose will be kept secret.
Posted In: tax break, Senate, tax breaks

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