Protesters interrupt the roll call several times before police remove them from the Senate gallery.
The announcements by Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin are expected to deal a fatal blow to the opposition, but Democrats are still pressing the fight.
The U.S. has become a country that supports torture, so the fight to stop the godmother of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program may be futile.
Tim Kaine, Mark Warner and 10 other Democratic senators are backing Republican reform legislation that helps Wall Street and hurts Main Street.
Smelling blood in the water, Senate Democrats over the weekend rejected a Republican proposal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit.
Victories often contain the seeds of future defeats. So it is -- or at least should be -- with the Senate's morally reprehensible rejection of expanded background checks for gun buyers.
A look at the day's political happenings, including a bipartisan gun control deal collapses in the Senate and a Texas congressman makes insulting comments about the Boston Marathon bombings.
A look at the day's political happenings, including the release of a post-9/11 torture report that lays the blame squarely at the feet of the nation's highest officeholders and the unveiling of a bipartisan agreement on immigration reform.
In the wake of Monday's deadly Boston Marathon bombings, should we urge the Senate to proceed with the gun control debate as scheduled? Or should we condemn both chambers of Congress and the president for doing too little, too late to deal with the problem of mass violence and what some have termed the nation’s culture of death?The Boston Marathon blasts took the lives of three people. They also threaten to take another casualty, postponing, if not entirely derailing, the Senate debate on gun control.
A look at the day's political happenings, including the death of one the longest serving US senators and an update on negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff A look at the day's political happenings, including the death of one of the longest-serving U .