As the Senate bill heads to the Judiciary Committee next week, there is plenty of cause for optimism, but also much still standing in the way.
Stumping for Hurricane Sandy relief, the New York Senator shows why he’s become a force in Washington
In the wake of the attacks, Congress is grappling with why the plot went undetected and who shoulders the blame
The federal ricin investigation stumbles, and a false alarm spooks Capitol Hill.
Paul’s statement is a sign of how the Boston bombings may scramble the Senate’s immigration bill
As jittery Boston-area residents remain locked in their homes, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has stepped into the national spotlight
Federal investigators have zeroed in on two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured 175 more on April 15, releasing photos and video of the two men in an appeal for the public to help locate and identify them
The NRA prevails in its fight with Obama
A bipartisan deal to expand background checks is struggling to muster the 60 votes required to clear the Senate.
A strange Twitter kerfuffle on a slow news day reveals the perils of the new-media landscape for politicians
Democrats overcome a gun-control filibuster, but their boasts belie the tough road ahead.
Instead of a news cycle or two of pundits chewing over whether it’s fair game for the most powerful Republican in the U.S. to attack a would-be opponent for suffering from depression, the story has become a scandal about a …
The framework developed by Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey would broaden gun background-check requirements to include gun shows and online sales.