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Retiring Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman on Wednesday used his final Senate floor speech to urge Congress to put partisan rancor aside to break Washington's gridlock.
American senators visiting Iraq warned the Baghdad government Wednesday that it risked damaging relations with the United States if it is allowing Iran to fly over its airspace to deliver weapons to Syria.
The District's refusal to recognize the full meaning of the Second Amendment may not last much longer. A Supreme Court decision in 2008 forced Washington to allow residents to keep arms, and now Congress is pressuring the city to recognize the next part of that constitutional mandate: the right to bear them.
Sen. Rand Paul plans to amend a bill that allows D.C. officials to spend local dollars without waiting for approval on Capitol Hill by tacking on provisions that restrict abortions in the District and relax the city's gun laws.
The lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior Wednesday and appealed to insiders to come forward with what they know as investigators try to determine whether a culture of misconduct took root in the storied agency.
Two other senators have endorsed Sen. John McCain's call for airstrikes to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad's lethal, 11-month-long crackdown on dissenters.
A new Senate bill would allow the Department of Homeland Security to set and enforce computer security standards for companies that own or operate critical systems like mobile networks, power grids and telephone/cable systems deemed to be at risk of cyber-attack.
Sens. Lindsey Graham and Joseph I. Lieberman expressed concern Sunday that Iran is aggressively extending its support for anti-democracy forces wherever they appear.
A post-Sept. 11 security program to stop suspected terrorists from getting U.S. visas is beset by interagency tensions and a lack of clear guidelines for identifying people who should be denied visas, a congressional audit says.
Two senators have launched an inquiry into federally funded counterterrorism training for state and local police, saying they are concerned some of the instruction includes inflammatory and inaccurate anti-Muslim stereotyping. But the move has ignited fears that political correctness might undermine the training.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman on Sunday said the events transpiring in Libya should send a strong message to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
Two senators who have been leading the call for American intervention on behalf of the pro-democracy forces in Libya predicted on Sunday that this weekend's action will "turn the tide."
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday that the international community needs to act immediately to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, stressing that "time is running out" for Libyan freedom fighters.
Dumb ideas never die in Washington; they're just re-invented. One chestnut that simply refuses to expire would grant the president Mubarak-like power over the handful of private companies whose services provide the backbone of the Internet. Last month, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Independent, reintroduced legislation that had been widely panned last session as the "Internet kill switch." Now the scheme has been re-imagined with a warm-and-fuzzy title meant to allay concerns.
Senators from Maryland to Massachusetts are asking the federal transportation secretary to redirect high-speed rail funding rejected by Florida's governor to projects in the Northeast Corridor.