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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 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 04:56 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Cathy McMorris Rodgers: 'We have to be careful' about new gun laws

Most senior Republican woman in Congress noncommittal on review of nation's gun laws.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  C-SPAN, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, gun control, House, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Why are we talking about the debt ceiling again? And what is the debt ceiling anyway?

It's been raised about 100 times through U.S. history -- so why are we talking about it again?

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Edsplainer, George W. Bush, Mitch McConnell, president obama

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 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 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