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  • Court docs: Senate staffer planned to exchange drugs for sexual favors

    WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate staffer is facing a federal charge after court documents say he bought drugs from China with the intent to exchange them for sexual favors. Senate staffer Fred W. Pagan is facing the…

  • US Rep. Edwards says she will seek Maryland Senate seat

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards on Tuesday announced her campaign to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, setting up a party showdown between liberals and the establishment. “See, I’ve lived the American…

  • AP Source: Edwards to seek Maryland Senate seat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic congressional aide says Rep. Donna Edwards has informed House leadership that she plans to run for the Maryland Senate seat left open by longtime Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s retirement. Edwards, who…

  • Report: Va. Dems to cave on Medicaid expansion

    With Virginia Sen. Phil Puckett\’s resignation on Sunday tipping control of the chamber, state Republicans didn\’t waste any time.

  • Spending stumbling block to budget deal

    Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that\’s entering its third week.

  • Senate plan to end shutdown emerges

    House Speaker John Boehner is telling fellow Republicans that talks with President Barack Obama over ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a federal default have stalled.

  • Warner welcomes Kaine to Senate, vows compromise

    He\’s been a mayor and a governor, and now Tim
    Kaine is Virginia\’s newest senator in Congress.

  • Senate race heats up in Va.

    A key race in the battle over control of the U.S. Senate is heating up, with all sides digging deep to get an advantage. Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine have been locked in a tight battle and the latest polls show them dead even.