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With Sponsorship of Bill Nelson, ENDA is Three Votes From Passage

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Oct 29, 2013
With the co-sponsorship of Sen. Bill Nelson, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is now just three votes away from passing the Senate.

Democrat Booker Wins US Senate Election in NJ

By Geoff Mulvihill and Katie Zezima | Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, giving the rising Democratic star a bigger political stage after a race against conservative Steve Lonegan, a former small-town mayor.

Pastor Plans Bid for U.S. Senate

Friday Sep 13, 2013
The Rev. Mark Harris said Thursday he’ll run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate next year, adding a favorite of the party’s social conservatives to the list of potential challengers to Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

Cory Booker Cruises in NJ Democratic Senate Primary

By Angela Delli Santi and Geoff Mulvihill | Wednesday Aug 14, 2013
Cory Booker brushed off three experienced opponents in a victory in New Jersey’s special Democratic U.S. Senate primary, setting up a campaign of deep contrasts with Steve Lonegan, who won the Republican nomination.

Facing Sequestration, Senate Appropriates Funding for HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 18, 2013
With sequestration budget cuts hampering HIV research and programs, especially for young MSM of color, the U.S. Senate has worked to pass legislation sustaining federal funding.

In Mass., Markey Readies to Make Jump to US Senate

By Steve LeBlanc | Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
Democrat Edward Markey, who’s served 37 years in the U.S. House, is preparing to make the leap to the Senate after winning Massachusetts’ special election to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s resignation to become secretary of state.

Give Obama Another Term: Get Out And Vote

By William Kapfer | Wednesday Oct 3, 2012
Kapfer freely states his personal opinion about which candidate he believes would be the best person to be our next president and why. Substantive examples given.

Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials

By Andrew Taylor | Friday Oct 1, 2010
The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt.

Fiorina declares stimulus program a failure

Thursday Jul 1, 2010
Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is maintaining the federal government’s $862 billion stimulus package did little for job-creation.

Senate readies for key vote on Wall Street rules

By Jim Kuhnhenn | Wednesday May 19, 2010
An exhausted, occasionally cranky Senate is turning into the home stretch on a weekslong effort to pass a massive financial regulation bill.