09/27/2013 5:28amStaring at the specter of a partial government shutdown, Sen. John McCain says he's never seen anything like the harsh partisanship pervading much of Washington politics.
09/27/2013 10:58amThe Senate has rejected an effort by young conservative senators to block a bill to avert a government shutdown on Tuesday.
09/27/2013 11:45amThe Democratic-led Senate has blocked an effort to strip money from the president's health care law.
09/27/2013 11:53amSome workers at the National Security Agency intentionally misused the government's secret surveillance systems at least 12 times over the past decade, including instances when they spied on spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, according to embarrassing new details disclosed by the agency's inspector general. In nearly every case, the workers were allowed to retire before they could be punished.
09/27/2013 2:03pmThe Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles.
09/27/2013 3:24pmTime running short, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed urgent legislation Friday to avert a government shutdown early next week, and President Barack Obama lectured House Republicans to stop "appeasing the tea party" and quickly follow suit.