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US Rep. Edwards Says She Will Seek Maryland Senate Seat
Rep. Donna Edwards wants to be Maryland's first black senator....


Edward Brooke, First Black Popularly Elected Senator, Honored
Secretary of State John Kerry eulogized the late liberal Republican as "a man of consummate dignity...


Former US Senator Edward W. Brooke Dies at 95
Brooke, a Republican, was the first Black person to be elected by popular vote....


Obama Signs Bill Giving Selma Marchers Congressional Gold Medals
President inks Booker-sponsored legislation during #Selma50....


Moving on Up? T.W. Shannon Sets His Sight on the US Senate
Tea party favorite T.W. Shannon could become the Senate's second Black Republican....


Commentary: What the Heck Happened in the Midterms?
A look at the highs and the many, many lows of Election Day 2014....


Senator Urges NFL to Follow NBA, Change Redskins' Nickname
Harry Reid says it's time for commissioner Roger Goodell to mandate different name for Washington's...


Haiti Takes More Steps to End Political Standoff
Under pressure from an independent commission created President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Lau...


Opposition Sides Allege Haiti Elections Jeopardized
Parties are complaining of exclusion and unfair advantages favoring of President Michel Martelly....


Commentary: The Senate’s Uncourageous Civil Rights Vote
By voting against Debo Adegbile’s nomination as head of the Justice Department’s civil rights divis...


Commentary: The Senate’s Shameful Vote on Unemployment Benefits
Senate Republicans’ failure to sufficiently support an extension to unemployment benefits reveals a...


Senate Confirms Jeh Johnson to Head Homeland Security
Former Defense counsel Jeh Johnson confirmed by Senate to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security....


Senate Leaders Finalize Budget Deal
Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell craft a compromise plan to reopen government and avert debt de...


Commentary: It’s Time for the Senate to Confirm Mel Watt
It's time for the Senate to confirm Rep. Mel Watt, who was nominated by President Obama as the head...


House and Senate Face Deep Divide Over Food Stamps
The House voted in favor of slashing $4 billion from the federal food stamp program....


Texas House Passes Abortion Bill; Senate Next Stop
The Texas House has approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks a...


Terror Threat: Senator Cites Increased "Chatter"
The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said the weekend closures of nearly two doz...


Rep. Tim Scott Tapped to Fill U.S. Senate Seat
South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott will replace Sen. Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate and will be the chamb...


Cory Booker "Exploring" U.S. Senate Bid
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has decided to run for the U.S. Senate instead of challenging popular New ...


Senate Urges Obama to Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson
The Senate has voted to urge President Obama to pardon posthumously the first heavyweight boxing ch...

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