(CNN) - Nearly two-thirds of Americans say that the Senate should have passed a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales, according to a new national poll.
(CNN) - Longtime Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana, will not seek re-election next year, he said in a statement Tuesday.
"After much consideration and many conversations with my wife Mel and our family, I have decided not to seek reelection in 2014. I will serve out my term, and then it will be time to go home to Montana," he said.
(CNN) – With just two words, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley publicly announced Thursday he's running for the Senate seat currently held by retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.
Washington (CNN) - Both the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and the chairman of the Republican National Committee were quick to use April's unemployment numbers to criticize President Barack Obama's job on creating jobs.
"It's a terrible and very disappointing report this morning. Clearly the American people are wondering why this recovery isn't happening faster, what's taking years and years for the recovery to occur. And we seem to be slowing down, not speeding up. This is not progress," Mitt Romney said Friday in an interview on Fox News.
(CNN) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a major conservative, pro-business group, is showing its support for Sen. Dick Lugar with hundreds of thousands of direct mail pieces, just days before the longtime senator faces his biggest primary challenge in 35 years.
In the flier, the group praises Lugar for supporting the Keystone pipeline, a proposal that Republicans argue would create thousands of private sector jobs but has faced heavy pushback from Democrats and the president over environmental concerns.