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.

Sen. Whitehouse on changing the way doctors get paid

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The Senator from Rhode Island discusses how our health care system is changing.

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.


Janet G. Whitehouse, conservationist, historic preservationist

Mrs. Whitehouse helped thwart a proposed Walt Disney Co. historical theme park near Haymarket, Va.


Democrats’ climate-change filibuster is nothing but a lot of hot air

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At least 28 senators will try to persuade the majority — themselves — to pass climate-change legislation.


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.

Senators conclude all-night climate change talkathon

Democrats spend about 15 hours talking about the issue, but not actually debating any legislation.

What the Senate’s all-nighter on climate change is really about

Hint: It involves campaign cash.


Senate overwhelmingly passes VA bill; FBI opens criminal investigation

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The actions came in response to VA treatment delays and records falsification.