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Sen. Scott Brown entered the chamber in 2010 as the tea-party darling who made Republicans relevant in Washington once again, giving them the 41st vote in the Senate that allowed them to filibuster President Obama's agenda.
If some Republicans have their way, the party soon will make history for all the wrong reasons.
"I think if [women] were in charge of the Senate and of the administration that we would have a budget deal by now. What I find is, with all due deference to our male colleagues, that women's styles tend to be more collaborative," says Sen. Susan M. Collins, Maine Republican, in an upcoming ABC News interview that won't air until Jan. 3.
Senate Democrats last week moved to block debate on a bill that would do away with arguably one of the least rational components of the entire U.S. immigration system: the "green-card lottery."
The United States did the right thing in its recent rejection of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty.
Democrats pushing for comprehensive federal immigration reform are getting some help from Republicans still reeling from their drubbing at the hands of Hispanic voters in 2012.
Despite rumblings from some Republican backbenchers, Speaker John A. Boehner's hold on the House's top post appears secure after key conservative lawmakers said they don't expect anyone to challenge him.
Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a official involved in the case told the AP.
One of the mayors invited by President Obama on Wednesday to a White House meeting on fiscal issues predicted after the session that there would be civil unrest if congressional Republicans fail to agree to extended tax cuts for the middle class.