U.S. Senate

Hodgson Won’t Oppose Warren in 2018
Elizabeth Warren announced on Friday that she will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2018, but you can count Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson out of the running for someone who might oppose the Democrat.
Appearing with WBSM's Chris McCarthy, a caller brought up the idea of Hodgson running for …
Obama Speaks At Kennedy Institute Dedication
President Barack Obama says American politicians in an era of partisanship should try to carry themselves more the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Obama was speaking at the formal dedication of an institute named for Kennedy in Boston...
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. The House passed it overwhelmingly last week...
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...
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 ter…
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...
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...
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.  Failure to do so could prompt fears of another government shutdown when a te…

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