Leadership war stymies Senate mission

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The two men so distrust each other, and each is so determined to deny the other even the smallest political success, that their approach to running the Senate has been reduced to a campaign of mutually assured dysfunction.

Why did the IRS provide a trove of taxpayer information to the FBI?

A top Justice Department official testified about how the FBI ended up with an IRS database containing private taxpayer information. Find out what he said.


Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)


Rhode Island election results 2012: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wins reelection; Obama wins easily


Supreme Court rulings to reverberate in midterm elections this fall

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A flurry of Supreme Court decisions this year on reproductive rights, executive power and other issues could play a prominent role in the midterm elections this fall, rallying base voters on both sides and laying the groundwork for the larger fight to come in 2016.

Senate Democrats plan all-nighter tonight for climate change

It’s been in the works for months and will include some of the chamber’s most liberal members.

Keystone XL opponents ask for study of its effect on public health

Democratic senators call on the State Department to study whether the pipeline would affect the health of people living near it.