2chambers: Senate


Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Bob Dole pays respects to Daniel Inouye in Capitol Rotunda

The former Senate majority leader came to pay respects to his lifelong friend.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:13 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Dole, Daniel Inouye, Elizabeth Dole, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/19/2012

John McCain's holiday must-reads

The Arizona lawmaker takes to Twitter to share some last-minute holiday gift ideas.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John McCain, Senate

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Democrats unveil proposals to address Newtown shooting

Several Democratic proposals in the House and Senate could be adopted as part of the White House review.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:32 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All About Congress, Barbara Boxer, Daniel Inouye, Diane Feinstein, FCC, FTC, gun control, House, House Democrats, Jay Rockfeller, Patrick Leahy, Senate, Senate Democrats

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Inaugural committee takes steps to avoid ‘Purple Tunnel of Doom' ticket fiasco

How inauguration planners are hoping to avoid keeping people trapped on their way to the big day.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:22 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Schumer, Inauguration, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Senate

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Patrick Leahy sworn in as Senate President Pro Tempore

Vermont's senior senator is now third in line to the presidency.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:56 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Inouye, Harry Reid, Jon Kyl, Orrin Hatch, Patrick Leahy, Senate, Senate Democrats

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Daniel Inouye dies: What it means for the Senate

2CHAMBERS | What the death of the chamber's most senior member means for leadership of the chamber and plum committees.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:46 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barbara Mikulski, Daniel Akaka, Daniel Inouye, Patrick Leahy, Rob Portman, Senate Pro Tempore

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 12/17/2012

When senators learned that Daniel Inouye died

2CHAMBERS | The Senate stood in stunned silence as Harry Reid announced the news.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:05 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amy Klobuchar, Chuck Schumer, Daniel Inouye, Dick Durbin, Harry Reid, John Thune, Mary Landrieu, Mitch McConnell, Patrick Leahy, Patty Murray, Senate, Senate Pro Tempore, Tom Harkin

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Harry Reid: 'Every idea should be on the table' as Congress responds to Connecticut shootings

2CHAMBERS | The Senate's leaders observe a moment of silence, respond to the attacks, suggest a debate is forthcoming.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:45 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun rights, Harry Reid, mental illness, Mitch McConnell, Newtown shooting, Senate

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Senate retirement speeches, in 3 minutes (Video)

VIDEO | Six retiring senators say their final goodbyes to the chamber, bemoan the lack of bipartisanship.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:47 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Nelson, Daniel Akaka, Joe Lieberman, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Kent Conrad, Richard Lugar, Senate

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Awaiting a 'fiscal cliff' deal, lawmakers pass other legislation

Lawmakers are biding their time by passing modest bills long languishing on the House and Senate dockets.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All About Congress, Amy Klobuchar, Eric Cantor, House, Jay Rockefeller, John Boehner, Patrick Leahy, Senate, TSA, Vice President Biden

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Olympia Snowe leaving Congress, not the national debate

2CHAMBERS | The moderate Republican is bittersweet about leaving, but vows to remain involved.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:58 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Heading for the Exits, Olympia Snowe, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Joe Manchin objects to MTV's 'Buckwild' reality show

Lawmaker sends letter of protest to network president after seeing previews of “Buckwild.”

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Manchin, MTV, Senate

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Senate to attend special screening of 'Lincoln'

The screening will occur right before Christmas -- and after several other political screenings of the hit movie.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:58 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abraham Lincoln, Senate

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Joe Lieberman has few regrets

Connecticut's senior senator reflects on his 24-year Senate career, his role in the 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns and how he kept the Jewish sabbath.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Heading for the Exits, Joe Lieberman, Senate

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 11/30/2012

House Republicans will have one woman committee chair

Only one woman will chair a House committee, but GOP counts a few women in other leadership positions.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:27 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Candice Miller, Gregg Harper, House, House Administration Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, John Boehner, Senate, women

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 11/30/2012

2013 House, Senate calendars released

House lawmakers will meet for slightly more days than this year -- but still enjoy week-long stretches back home.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:45 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Cantor, House, House calendar, Senate

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Susan Rice meets with more GOP critics

2CHAMBERS | A second round of talks appears to do little to quell Republican criticism.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:06 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Corker, Libya, Senate, Susan Collins, Susan Rice

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Susan Rice, CIA director meet with GOP critics on Libya

U.N. ambassador, deputy CIA director meet with her leading GOP critics to allay concerns.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:38 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Libya, Lindsey Graham, Senate, Susan Rice

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Filibuster fight reignites partisanship in Senate

Back-and-forth could spoil the need to reach a compromise that averts more than $500 billion in annual automatic tax hikes and spending cuts.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 11/27/2012

GOP introduces Dream Act alternative

The plan includes no special path to citizenship for eligible immigrants.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:28 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration reform, John McCain, Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Senate

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Susan Rice meets Tuesday with John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte

The meeting comes after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) signaled a willingness to hear her out on her justifications for the Libya attack.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:57 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Libya, Lindsey Graham, Senate, Susan Rice

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Warren Rudman's legacy laid groundwork for fiscal cliff' negotiations

2CHAMBERS | The former senator will be remembered for many things -- but none more so than what he did to establish elements of the current fiscal debate.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Kerrey, Concord Coalition, fiscal cliff, president obama, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans, Simpson-Bowles, Warren Rudman

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Sen. Daniel Inouye visits hospital after a fall

2CHAMBERS | He's the Senate's most-senior member and thus the third in line to the presidency.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 11/14/2012

President Obama defends Susan Rice against criticism from John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte

The trio of GOP senators says the U.N. ambassador was either ill-equipped or too misinformed to speak out about the attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:28 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerry, John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, president obama, Senate, Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate Intelligence Committee, Susan Rice

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/14/2012

In speech, Angus King explains his decision to join with Senate Democrats

The senator-elect explained his decision in a nuanced address worth reading.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Angus King, Bernie Sanders, George Mitchell, Harry Reid, Joe Lieberman, Maine, Senate Democrats, Verbatim

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Angus King to caucus with Democrats in Senate

Angus King to caucus with Democrats in Senate

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:31 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Angus King, Maine, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Scott Brown wont rule out run for Senate or governor

The Bay State's outgoing senator hints that he's eager to help the GOP rebuild.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:31 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elizabeth Warren, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry, Kent Conrad, Olympia Snowe, Richard Lugar, Scott Brown, Senate, Senate Republicans, U.S. Senate

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Angus King, still undecided, doesnt rule out joining GOP

Maine's independent senator-elect says he has two main criteria for picking with which party he plans to caucus.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Angus King, Bob Corker, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, Maine, Mitch McConnell, Olympia Snowe, president obama, Roy Blunt, Senate, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans, Susan Collins, Vice President Biden

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Sen. Mark Kirk, recovering from stroke, records campaign robo-calls and videos

The Land of Lincoln's junior senator emerges from his ongoing recovery from a stroke to help a fellow GOP congressional candidate.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:54 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Republicans, Illinois, Jason Plummer, Mark Kirk, Senate

Posted at 09:57 PM ET, 11/04/2012

Senate gets the 60 Minutes treatment

Senate leaders agree to an interview with the nation's most-watched television news program. It was awkward, to say the least.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:57 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 10/27/2012

Marco Rubio’s daughter involved in Miami motor vehicle crash

The Florida senator spent most of Saturday campaigning in Florida with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:28 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marco Rubio, Senate

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Capitol Assets: A close-up look at congressional wealth

Latest installment of The Post's Capitol Assets project finds most lawmakers weathered the Great Recession quite well.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitol assets, congress, Harry Reid, House, John Boehner, Senate, wealthy lawmakers

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012

What is the fiscal cliff? (Video)

The latest in our "Edsplainer" series tackles the issue set to consume Washington later this year.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edsplainer, federal budget, fiscal cliff, House, Senate, sequestration, taxes, taxmageddon

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Canceling exit polls in 19 states could affect 2012, 2014 congressional races

A decision to cut back on exit polling could affect planning for 2014 House and Senate races.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 House races, 2012 Senate races, 2014 Senate races, House, polls, Senate

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Harry Reid + Mitt Romney + taxes, again

The Senate majority leader once again goads the GOP presidential nominee to talk about taxes.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:56 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Harry Reid, leadership, Mitt Romney, presidential campaign, Senate, taxes