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Just a day after the Justice Department disclosed publicly that four Americans had been killed overseas as a result of targeted drone strikes, two senators are calling for an independent "red-strike analysis" before launching lethal strikes directed at other Americans.
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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, whose immigration reform proposal would grant far-reaching powers to the Secretary of Homeland Security and other top administration officials, says he does not trust Washington DC to make critical decisions about the nation's future.
4 hrs ago | Confectionery News
Lawrence T. Graham, president of the National Confectioners Association said sugar industry reform is needed to keep the American confectionery industry competitive.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell both reported their net worth in the millions of dollars as the U.S. Senate today released personal financial disclosure reports for its members.
The drive to get the core of a sweeping immigration bill through a Democrat-controlled Senate committee ended in success, but showed how some aspects of the bill provide ammunition for critics who seek to derail the historic measure if it is not altered.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is gearing up for re-election next year, his third race in four years.
On the Senate floor Wednesday, Senator John McCain angrily stated that fellow Republican Senator Marco Rubio was delaying Senate business by objecting to a routine increase of the debt limit.
Gay activists gathered Wednesday in front of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s Doral office to protest the Senate Judiciary Committee’s failure to include undocumented gay foreign nationals in a bipartisan immigration reform bill the panel approved late Tuesday.
Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio held up the idea of making key lime pie the official pie of the United States as an example of a laughable idea .
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called May 21 for some unspecified changes to the Senate immigration bill, but didn't suggest he would withdraw his much-touted support if the bill's border security, worker-protections and spending limits aren't improved.
If, as the saying goes, "words are the clothes that thoughts wear," American politics has become a full-fledged masquerade ball.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he would not try to block immigration reform from reaching the floor despite the opposition of some conservative leaders.
Gov. Rick Scott has finished the fix of the flawed election law that relegated Florida to a late-night joke in 2012 by signing an elections clean-up bill passed on the final day of the legislative session.
The Finance Committee isn't the only place in the Senate to watch for news about the ongoing controversy over selective review of conservative groups by the IRS.
A coalition of tea party organizations and conservative leaders will release a scathing letter Tuesday against the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill, calling the legislation so "defective" that senators need to scrap it altogether.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are focused on wooing two conservative Republican senators they consider crucial to expanding support for immigration reform beyond the Gang of Eight and maximizing pressure on the House.
Gov. Rick Scott spread the pain. As Scott signed a $74.1 billion state budget Monday, he used his line-item veto power to eliminate proposals that ranged from spending $14 million on a building project at Gulf Coast State College in the Panhandle to earmarking $20,000 for the Hialeah Junior Fire Academy in South Florida.