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Loretta Lynch Has Finally Been Confirmed as the Next Attorney General
Loretta Lynch makes history as the nation's 83rd attorney general....


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


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


Senate Approves First Openly Gay Black Federal Judge
The Senate approves the first openly gay black judge, Darrin Gayles....


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....


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...


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...


An Angry Obama Reacts to Senate Gun Control Defeat
President Obama chides Senate lawmakers for their failure to pass "common sense" gun control measur...


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


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


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...


Hadiya Pendleton’s Father Blasts Senate for Gun Vote
The father of Hadiya Pendleton said the U.S. Senate showed a lack of courage by not passing a measu...


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...


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 ...


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...


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


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


U.S. Senate Holds Hearings on Voting Problems
The United States Senate Judiciary Committee is conducting hearings to examine the widespread chall...

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