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Keystone XL Pipeline Defeated In Senate

The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.

The bill needed 60 votes to reach the White House

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Sen. Warren Lands Democratic Leadership Post

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is being given a top Democratic leadership post.

Warren, who first won election to the Senate just two years ago, has been tapped by Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada to serve as strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee

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Sen. Edward Markey of Mass. / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
Sen. Edward Markey of Mass. / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Senator Markey Wins Full-Term as Senator

Democrat Edward Markey has been elected to a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts.

Markey defeated little-known Republican challenger Brian Herr on Tuesday.

Markey ran a lower-profile race than last year, when he won a special election to finish John Kerry's Senate term

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Calls On Congress To Act On Immigration Reform

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the talk has gone on for long enough; its time for Congress to get moving on immigration reform.

Speaking on his weekly radio show Wednesday night, Mitchell said it was time to bring people out of the shadows and for Congress to act

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Michelle Obama For Senate

A political website editor is predicting Michelle Obama may run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.  

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Obama Meets With New Ukraine Prime Minister

President Obama is praising the courage of the Ukrainian people in standing up for democracy and self-destiny.  In a White House meeting with new Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Obama urged Congress to quickly wrap-up an aid package for Ukraine

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A Long Agenda Faces Congress Before End Of The Year

 There is much to do and little time to do it.  That's what faces Congress between now and the end of the year.  Pressure is mounting on House and Senate negotiators to strike a budget deal by mid-month

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Compounding Pharmacy Bill Clears U.S. Senate

 

A bill tightening oversight of compounding pharmacies is on its way to President Obama after passage by the Senate. 

The measure is a response to a shipment of contaminated drugs which caused a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people in nearly two dozen states last year. 

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U.S. Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill

 

The Senate has approved a bill outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
 
    The vote reflected the nation's rapidly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage. The

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Lots Of Talk, Still No Action On Government Shutdown

 

Lawmakers are back at work as the partial shutdown of the federal government pushes into a second week. 

House Speaker John Boehner again complained that President Obama refuses to sit down and negotiate with Republicans.  H

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