A visibly infuriated President Barack Obama surrounded himself with tear-stained parents of Connecticut school shooting victims Wednesday and declared it a “pretty shameful day for Washington” after the Senate rejected a measure designed to make it tougher for criminals to get their hands on guns.
The long-awaited vote on a gun reform plan in the U.S. Senate has been scheduled for Wednesday and is expected to fail to garner the 60 votes needed to pass meaningful legislation in the Senate.
For the first time, lawmakers in the U.S. Senate unveiled how they plan to stop a growing national scam that’s stolen billions of dollars in tax money from Uncle Sam and legitimate taxpayers alike: tax refund fraud.
Another bill that will benefit higher education-seeking students with immigrant parents has made its way to the Senate.
The United States may continue to be without a director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Department if U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham gets his way.
The Republican Party has been listing in the political sea for a few months after the party’s disappointing showing in the 2012 election. As the party tries to tweak its message, while sticking to its previous ideas, Senator Marco Rubio is stepping into the vacuum left by Mitt Romney.
Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock rode a tea party furor to an unlikely upset of longtime Indiana Senator Richard Lugar. Now, a Florida senator is lending Mourdock a hand.
The “Buffett Rule,” which has split Florida’s U.S. Senate delegation, will likely come to a vote this week as Republicans and Democrats begin posturing for November’s general election.
Incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson was not expecting a serious challenge in 2012. But new poll results from Quinnipiac University show Nelson will have a tough haul to re-election this year.
While both Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson supported a temporary payroll tax cut extension; Florida’s house delegation rejected the bill along party lines.