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  • ** FILE ** Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sunday, July 3, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Senators in GOP propose immigration reform

    Moving to try to steal the immigration spotlight from Democrats, top Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced their own version of the Dream Act to grant young illegal immigrants legal rights — though it wouldn’t give them a special path to citizenship.

  • **FILE** Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican (Associated Press)

    GOP senators present cybersecurity bill

    Seven Republican senators presented an alternative cybersecurity bill Thursday, saying the proposed law backed by the Obama administration would be too intrusive, too expensive and too burdensome on businesses.

  • "We can get this done," Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat, said Monday of efforts to resolve the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. But Republicans later blocked a bipartisan plan to settle the funding issue, making a standoff a possibility until September. (Associated Press)

    Republicans block plan to end hobbling of FAA

    Republicans late Monday blocked a bipartisan Senate plan to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, making it increasingly likely Congress will be unable to resolve the legislative standoff before September.

Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert has taken an early fundraising lead among Republican candidates vying for a Senate seat in 2012. Mr. Leppert made a $1.6 million personal loan to boost his own campaign.

    Leppert setting fundraising pace in crowded senate race

    Thanks in part to a $1.6 million personal loan to his own campaign, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and his $2.6 million war chest have the early fundraising lead in a crowded field of Republicans looking to succeed Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2012.

  • Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speaks on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. The new House majority leader said he believes President Obama is a citizen, he but refused to characterize people who question Mr. Obama's citizenship as "crazy." (NBC via Associated Press)

    Political Scene

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, said Sunday he thinks President Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen and that questions on the issue have no place in Capitol Hill policymaking discussions.

  • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican

    Hutchison defends her conservative credentials

    Retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, said Sunday she thinks she would have won re-election in 2012 and defended herself as a strong conservative, but she acknowledged that attacks from some tea party groups and bloggers have been "depressing."

  • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican

    Texas' Hutchison plans to retire next year

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Republican who has represented Texas in the U.S. Senate for nearly two decades, announced Thursday she will retire next year when her current term expires.

  • STEPPING DOWN: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, on Thursday announced plans to retire. (Associated Press)

    Hutchison says she won't seek re-election to Senate

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Thursday she won't seek re-election to a fourth full term next year, marking the first retirement of the 2012 election cycle and leaving an open seat Democrats say they'll force Republicans to defend.

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