- Clarification: Congress-Health Repeal story Updated: Nov-25-15 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 24, The Associated Press listed Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., as one of several Republican senators who might find it difficult to vote for a bill eliminating federal money for Planned Parenthood.
- US Senator talks with inmates about reducing recidivism Updated: Nov-25-15 1:23 pm
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - Rhode Island prison inmates have given a U.S. Senator something to think about.
- Recent editorials from Texas newspapers Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm
The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 23, 2015.
- Arizona health insurance co-op to close shop Dec. 31 Updated: Nov-24-15 7:58 pm
PHOENIX - Executives with Arizona's nonprofit health insurance co-op said Tuesday that they have failed to come up with additional financial backing and the insurer plans to shut down all operations Dec. 31.
- Sanders outlines plan to overhaul immigration laws Updated: Nov-24-15 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vowed Tuesday to create a "humane" immigration system and said if elected he would expand upon President Barack Obama's executive actions within the first 100 days of assuming the presidency.
- Alcoa to keep smelting plant open after NY offers incentives Updated: Nov-24-15 4:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - Alcoa has backed off a plan to eliminate hundreds of jobs at its smelting operations in northern New York after the state agreed to a series of incentives, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of cheering workers Tuesday.
- US Senate giving old computers to North Dakota schools Updated: Nov-24-15 3:47 pm
MCCLUSKY, North Dakota - More than three dozen computers no longer used at the U.S. Senate are going to a number of schools in North Dakota.
- Senator to ask for probe after immigrant accused in slaying Updated: Nov-24-15 2:03 pm
NORWICH, Connecticut - A U.S. senator says he wants an investigation into a federal agency after a Haitian national was accused of killing a Connecticut woman shortly after his release from prison.
- Small-town Pennsylvania mayor misses Senate filing deadline Updated: Nov-24-15 12:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The U.S. Senate says it has no financial disclosure filing from the mayor of a small town near Pittsburgh who is campaigning for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican incumbent Pat Toomey.
- Excerpts from recent editorials by newspapers in Illinois Updated: Nov-24-15 10:33 am
November 23, 2015
- Arizona governor wants major new spending on border security Updated: Nov-23-15 5:18 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he wants the Legislature to approve "tens of millions of dollars" in new funding for a border security force made up of state police, a move intended to address border smuggling even as immigration and terrorism worries emerge as potent 2016 political issues.
- Rand Paul talks faith in Kentucky campaign swing Updated: Nov-23-15 5:10 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Rand Paul came home for Thanksgiving to talk about his faith in God.
- Congressmen readying for announcement on US Senate race Updated: Nov-23-15 5:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two of Louisiana's congressmen are making it clear they intend to run for the U.S. Senate next year, after Republican David Vitter announced he won't seek re-election.
- Republicans' tough Senate map gets another twist Updated: Nov-23-15 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans' plans to defend their Senate majority in 2016 just got a bit more complicated.
- $160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry Updated: Nov-23-15 4:57 pm
A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world's biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over "inversions," in which U.S. corporations combine with companies overseas to lower their tax bill.
- Shaheen proposes $600 million to fight heroin abuse Updated: Nov-23-15 2:59 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is proposing $600 million in emergency funding to address an opioid and heroin abuse crisis that she says is spiraling out of control.
- 10 things to know about corporate inversions Updated: Nov-23-15 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Pfizer and Allergan are pursuing the biggest buyout in health care history, a $160 billion deal that would essentially send one of the biggest U.S. corporations overseas, or at least its legal domicile and principal executive offices.
- Hezbollah condemns Senate bill to block its financing Updated: Nov-23-15 11:14 am
BEIRUT - Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has condemned a bill approved by the Senate to block its financing, describing it as "a new crime by American institutions against our people and nation."
- The Latest: Louisiana chose hope, says Edwards after win Updated: Nov-21-15 11:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest news in the 2015 Louisiana election (all times local):
- Mizzou facing image crisis after racial issues, upheaval Updated: Nov-21-15 12:12 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - With changes afoot, the University of Missouri is facing an image crisis after days of protests over concerns about the administration's handling of racial issues and subsequent leadership resignations.
- Connecticut senator to participate in security conference Updated: Nov-21-15 10:19 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is participating in an international security forum in Canada where he'll be talking with U.S. allies about efforts to defeat the Islamic State group.
- Senators push for new Great Lakes heavy icebreaking ship Updated: Nov-21-15 4:01 am
DETROIT - Eight U.S. senators from the Great Lakes region are pushing for federal funding of a new icebreaking vessel to clear paths for winter cargo shipping.
- Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list Updated: Nov-20-15 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful military-style rifles.
- Oklahoma's Mullin backs Rubio's bid for president in 2016 Updated: Nov-20-15 3:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin says he's endorsing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida in his bid for the presidency.
- Ex-Senate candidate O'Donnell: FEC lawsuit is a 'witch hunt' Updated: Nov-20-15 2:09 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell said Friday that a Federal Election Commission lawsuit accusing her of improper campaign expenditures is a "witch hunt" and a waste of taxpayer dollars.