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Schumer: Gorsuch's 'Behind Closed Doors' Criticism Of Trump Is Self-Serving

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics

Republican lawmakers are calling Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s recent criticism of President Donald Trump a sign that he would be a fair and ...

Senators Push Back On Donald Trump Claims About Gorsuch Criticism

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Sens. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) doubled down on claims that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was incensed by President Don...

Democrats Delay Jeff Sessions' Confirmation After Trump Fires Acting Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats on Tuesday delayed the confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to be the next attorney general ...

Cabinet Pick Wilbur Ross Struggles To Explain How He'll Deal With Trump's Conflicts Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump’s refusal to divest his business empire and place his assets in a blind trust put another one of his Cabinet picks in a tough spot Wedn...

One of the Burdens Jeff Sessions Didn't Satisfy at this Week's Confirmation Hearing

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

At his confirmation hearing this week, the burden was on Jeff Sessions to prove to the Senate and to the American people that, if confirmed, he would ...

Here's How Congress Plans To Save Food From The Trash

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics

In Congress these days, it’s all about that waste. Legislation introduced Wednesday in the Senate aims to dramatically reduce the amount of food be...

Connecticut's Senators, Who Know Something About Gun Violence, Blame Congress For Orlando Slaughter

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

Connecticut's U.S. senators blamed Congress for the killing of at least 50 people early Sunday at an Orlando club, saying lawmakers' inaction on gun c...

'It's Difficult to Keep the Momentum Going Begun by the Tragic Shooting at Sandy Hook' Says Nicole Heath

Jessica Mindich | Posted 05.19.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

"I think there are many gun laws that could make all of us safer, but realistically, I think we should just try to close the loophole in the existing background check law."

Senators Murphy and Paul Challenge U.S. Military Aid to Saudi Arabia

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Until recently, the U.S. relationship to Saudi Arabia has been one of those things that we're not allowed to do anything about. There's death and taxes, and the U.S. is joined at the hip to Saudi Arabia. Move along, nothing to see here.

An Interview With Senator Richard Blumenthal Reveals What You Can Do to Intiate Common-sense Reforms

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Jessica Mindich

"A problem as serious and complicated as gun violence will always have multiple causes. One key cause is Americans' easy access to firearms without background checks that would keep firearms away from criminals and others."

Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren May Have Just Saved Consumers $14 Billion

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cable customers who are tired of paying through the nose to rent set-top boxes are about to see some serious savings, thanks to a new pr...

Bernie Sanders To Cosponsor Bill Repealing Gun Law He Once Voted For

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) agreed to co-sponsor a bill Thursday that would repeal a law he voted for which gives broad legal immunity t...

Senators Had To Cancel A Press Conference About A Mass Shooting Because Of A Mass Shooting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Connecticut's Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were planning to hold a press conference in early October to push legislation th...

Senate Democrats Slam Obama Education Chief's 'Absurd' Logic

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

A trio of Senate Democrats on Monday sharply rebuked outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan for comments in which he downplayed alleged wrongdoing c...

Thanks to Sports Fans, NFL to Stop Profiteering Off Troops

Ryan Rudominer | Posted 11.24.2016 | Sports
Ryan Rudominer

Few things bring the country together during the year like football and Thanksgiving is no exception. For millions of families, watching football on Thanksgiving is as much a part of the day as turkey, stuffing, or sweet potato pie.

Senate Democrats Unveil Measure To Close Gun Background Check Loophole

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than a dozen Democratic senators, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), announced their support on Wednesday for new legislati...

Democrats To Target Gun Loophole With New Bill

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics

Democratic senators from Connecticut announced Friday that they are introducing a bill to close a loophole that allows people who have not completed b...

Larry Kudlow 'Leaning' Toward Senate Run In Connecticut

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

Conservative economist and CNBC radio host Larry Kudlow is still weighing whether to run for the U.S. Senate next year. "I'm leaning toward it. I'm no...

Radio Host Larry Kudlow Threatens Challenge To Richard Blumenthal

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

Conservative economist and radio host Larry Kudlow warned Sunday that if Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) comes out in support of the Iran deal, he'l...

Senators Introduce CECIL Act After Outcry Over Killed African Lion

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Four Democratic senators announced Friday that they will introduce a bill named for the beloved Zimbabwean lion Cecil, who was killed by ...

We Need To Protect Drivers' Privacy As We Connect Cars To The Internet, Sen. Blumenthal Says

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

Connecting a car to the Internet raises different concerns than putting sensors, appliances, parking meters or thermostats online. That's why Sens. Ed...

Senate Bill Aims To Lock Hackers Out Of Connected Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.21.2015 | Technology

The road to our connected future may be paved with good intentions, but it may not be secure enough to drive on. As reporter Andy Greenberg recently d...

Democratic Senators Vow Transportation Bill Fight Over Safety

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - Two Democratic U.S. senators on Monday vowed to escalate their push for tougher auto safety standards as the Senate pr...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Dems Warn Puerto Rico Default Would Trigger Humanitarian Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress doesn’t give Puerto Rico the power to restructure its stifling $73 billion in debt soon, a default could trigger a humanit...

Jessica Schulberg

Senator Pushes For Ban On Ground Troops In War Against ISIS Before 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate in Congress over whether to authorize the ongoing war against the Islamic State drags on, one lawmaker is pushing for a mo...