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On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Congress would fail to pass a bill to fix the VA health care system, but the Nevada Democrat reversed course Tuesday, saying he "hoped" a bill would be completed before the August recess.
Senators considering the nomination of former corporate executive Robert McDonald to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday had little to say about him, but plenty to say about the failings of the bureaucracy he would be expected to fix.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday circulated legislation to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the U.S. border with Mexico.
WASHINGTON After meeting last week, lawmakers are hopeful they will send a bill allowing veterans to seek private care to the president's desk before August recess begins, aides close to the negotiations say.
A small group of progressive activists will meet Tuesday to form a "Draft Bernie Sanders for President" steering committee in Johnson County, Iowa to persuade the Vermont Senator to run as a Democrat in the Iowans start effort to draft Bernie Sanders for 2016 A small group of progressive activists will meet Tuesday to form a "Draft Bernie Sanders ... (more)
After calling for major network news outlets to air more reporting about climate change, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders praised the finding that Sunday morning news shows dramatically increased their coverage of the climate crisis.
As Presdent Obama's approval ratings decline and an election is nearing, Democratic candidates are scrambling to distance themselves from the president and to find their own message.
Every time she's asked, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gives the same frustrated answer. No. Nope.
Members of a committee tasked with reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs have moved slightly closer toward closing a deal, even as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted the committee's failure.
Are patients in U.S. hospitals safer than they were 15 years ago, when the Institute of Medicine estimated that preventable events were responsible for up to 98,000 deaths a year? "The unfortunate answer is no," Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, told a U.S. Senate subcommittee last week.
About 636,000 veterans across the country have VA medical appointments that are at least a month past when they wanted to be seen, and 40,000 have been waiting for four months to see a doctor.
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday said the Obama administration would continue to press Congress on approving Veterans Affairs secretary nominee Robert McDonald and passing legislation to address problems at the VA.
A Media Matters analysis finds that the Sunday shows covered climate change more in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined, following a push from nine U.S. Senators for increased coverage.
Most paranoid, grandiose, relentless conspiracy theorists can't call a meeting with a U.S. senator.
With every passing week, one thing becomes ever clearer: Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 01:05 am
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