Skip navigation

Senate in prolonged vote over Obama ATF pick

It has taken a dramatic switched vote by one senator, a lengthy flight back from North Dakota by another and a drawn-out roll call, but Democrats moved Wednesday toward clearing the way for one of President Barack Obama's nominees to win Senate confirmation.Full story

Is Cory Booker the untouchable candidate for New Jersey Senate?

Combine Booker’s universal name ID, celebrity status beyond the state, a crowded primary, and a campaign sprint that was just over two months long, and it’s been a recipe for Booker to remain the frontrunner. Full story

Mexico's opposition party proposes sweeping energy reform

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's opposition conservative party proposed sweeping energy reform on Wednesday to change the constitution to allow more private investment and promote competition, while the ruling party is expected to present its own plans for an overhaul next week. Full story

Sponsored Links

Articles

U.S. Senate panel approves bill to bolster FHA finances

Palin PAC raises $460K in first half of year

Republican Dave Camp seriously mulling Senate bid: sources

Senate (finally) confirms labor relations board

Saxby Chambliss: Good hustle, Tea Party, but government shutdowns don’t work

Senate roundly rejects proposal to halt Egypt aid

Hassan appoints 3 to gambling regulation panel

First Read Flash: Capitol Hill field trip

Winfrey to hold NJ fundraiser for Dem Cory Booker

Mass. Senate approves affordable housing bill

Video

  Scarborough: Ted Cruz is a 'total train wreck'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has gone after GOP Sen. Tom Coburn after Coburn criticized Cruz for wanting to shut down the government to defund the president's health care law. Mike Barnicle and the Daily Beast's Tina Brown join a conversation on Sen. Cruz, why shutting down the government isn't a good id

  Chambliss: Obamacare a 'disaster' but shutting down gov't. wrong idea

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., joins Morning Joe to discuss GOP calls to shut down the government to defund the president's health care plan.

  Obama meets with Congressional Democrats

President Barack Obama went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to discuss strategy with Democrats before members of Congress left for summer recess. The president likely sought support for his economic plan and the upcoming budget showdown. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and Buzzfeed's John Stanton join The Cycle

  Obama administration declassifies NSA documents

On Wednesday the administration released NSA documents revealing the government’s ability to analyze millions of phone records in the hunt for terror suspects. This comes as top NSA officials are expected to testify before the Senate in a FISA oversight hearing. Former U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel A

  Congress gears up for a break

Legislators will head out of town with budget issues looming and the end of the fiscal year fast approaching. Rep. Scott Rigell and Sen. Mark Warner join Andrea Mitchell Reports to explain they want Congress to forgo their recess and meet some deadlines instead.

advertisement | ad info

Related Photos

Rand Paul
Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks at a fundraiser in Franklin, Tenn., on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Singer Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in Portland Maine
Singer Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in Portland Maine

Singer Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in Portland, Maine, September 20, 2010 urging members of the Senate to repeal the military rule banning openly gay people from serving in the armed forces. REUTERS/Joel Page

U.S. President Barack Obama walks into a meeting with U.S. Senate Democrats and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Capitol Hill in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama walks into a meeting with U.S. Senate Democrats and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Capitol Hill in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama walks into a meeting with U.S. Senate Democrats and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Capitol Hill in Washington July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Sen speaks to the media as he inspects a bridge construction site in Phnom Penh
Cambodia's Prime Minister Sen speaks to the media as he inspects a bridge construction site in Phnom Penh

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks to the media as he inspects a bridge construction site in Phnom Penh July 31, 2013. Cambodia's long-serving leader, Sen, said on Wednesday his party was ready to talk to the opposition after both sides claimed victory in Sunday's general election, talking of