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Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, an advocate for liberal priorities, dies at age 90

Sep. 29, 2023 15:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a centrist Democrat and champion of liberal causes who was elected to the Senate in 1992 and broke gender barriers throughout her long career in local and national politics, has died. She was 90. Feinstein died on Thursday...

Menendez tells Senate colleagues he won't resign, remains defiant amid bribery charges

Sep. 28, 2023 19:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez remained defiant in the face of federal bribery charges on Thursday, telling a room full of his Senate Democratic colleagues that he has no plans to resign. Speaking behind closed doors at the Capitol, Menendez echoed his previous...

House Speaker McCarthy is back to square one as the Senate pushes ahead to avert a federal shutdown

Sep. 27, 2023 23:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate marches ahead with a bipartisan approach to prevent a government shutdown, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is back to square one — asking his hard-right Republicans to do what they have said they would never do: approve their own temporary House measure to keep the...

Senators nix casual clothing as bipartisan resolution sets new dress code for Senate floor

Sep. 27, 2023 23:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No shorts on the Senate floor. The Senate voted Wednesday evening to reverse an informal guidance issued by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer last week that senators could wear what they want when voting or speaking in the chamber. The resolution, passed by...

US Sen. Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to pocketing bribes in a wide-ranging corruption case

Sep. 27, 2023 15:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of pocketing bribes of cash and gold bars in exchange for wielding his political influence to secretly advance Egyptian interests and do favors for local businessmen. ...

Democratic Sen. Menendez rejects calls to resign and says cash found in home was not bribe proceeds

Sep. 25, 2023 19:21 PM EDT

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey defiantly pushed back against federal corruption charges on Monday, saying nearly half a million dollars in cash authorities found in his home was from his personal savings, not from bribes, and was on hand for emergencies. ...

Gold bars, cash-stuffed envelopes: New indictment of Sen. Menendez alleges vast corruption

Sep. 22, 2023 20:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey was charged Friday with secretly aiding the authoritarian government of Egypt and trying to thwart the criminal prosecution of a friend in exchange for gold bars and cash under a corruption indictment that accuses him of using his foreign...

Senate confirms army, marines chiefs as senator's objection blocks other military nominations

Sep. 21, 2023 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed three top military leaders, filling the posts after monthslong delays and as a Republican senator is still holding up hundreds of other nominations and promotions for senior officers. Thursday afternoon, Gen. Randy George was confirmed as...

Senate confirms chairman of joint chiefs as GOP senator still blocking hundreds of military nominees

Sep. 20, 2023 21:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Gen. CQ Brown as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, putting him in place to succeed Gen. Mark Milley when he retires at the end of the month. Brown's confirmation on a 83-11 vote, months after President Joe Biden...

McCarthy struggles to pass a temporary spending bill to avoid a shutdown as others look at options

Sep. 20, 2023 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no clear strategy, no sure support and not much time left, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy nevertheless vowed Wednesday he would not give up trying to persuade his colleagues to pass a temporary funding bill to prevent a federal government shutdown. But...