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February 27th, 2014
11:07 AM ET

Senate grills bank giant on tax evasion

New details emerge of how a giant international bank helped wealthy Americans dodge taxes, CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Senate • Situation Room
February 12th, 2014
07:36 PM ET

Ted Cruz's debt ceiling drama

Dana Bash reports on the last-minute drama the freshman Texas Republican caused over the Senate's vote to raise the debt limit.


Filed under: Dana Bash • Debt ceiling • Senate • Ted Cruz
November 21st, 2013
07:55 PM ET

Sen. McCain: Democrats are hypocrites

Senate Democrats took a historic step this afternoon, voting with a simple majority to implement the "nuclear option" - changing Senate rules so that only 51 votes are needed to approve some presidential nominees. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Sen. John McCain decries the move, accusing many Democrats of "outright hypocrisy."

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Filed under: "Nuclear option" • Interviews • John McCain • Senate
November 21st, 2013
06:59 PM ET

Senate Democrats pass "nuclear option"

It's a historic change to Senate rules that lets a simple majority approve some presidential nominees. Democrats argue it's necessary given the obstructionism of Republicans; Republicans charge it will ruin the Senate. CNN's Dana Bash reports.


Filed under: "Nuclear option" • Dana Bash • Senate
October 15th, 2013
07:03 PM ET

Cory Booker's rising star

The Newark mayor wants to be New Jersey's next senator, but critics question whether his political popularity is deserved. CNN's Jason Carroll interviews Cory Booker.


Filed under: Cory Booker • Jason Carroll • New Jersey • Senate
October 1st, 2013
08:21 PM ET

Sen. Durbin slams "Tea Party" shutdown

On Day One of the government shutdown, Sen. Dick Durbin blames Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Ted Cruz, and others for the "Tea Party" shutdown. The Democrat from Illinois tells Wolf Blitzer a meeting between Obama and Congressional leaders "will probably happen" soon.


Filed under: Government shutdown • Senate
September 25th, 2013
07:45 PM ET

Wackiest Ted Cruz talk-a-thon moments

CNN's Jeanne Moos counts down the top eight wackiest moments of the Ted Cruz talk-a-thon.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos • Senate • Ted Cruz
September 11th, 2013
07:07 PM ET

Obama slammed by GOP ally on Syria

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has been a strong Republican ally of the White House. As the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has been supportive of the president's plan to strike Syria– until now. He tells CNN's Dana Bash that Pres. Obama is "not comfortable" being commander-in-chief.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Bob Corker • Senate • Syria
September 4th, 2013
08:21 PM ET

Mitch McConnell's silence on Syria

Sen. Mitch McConnell is the only Congressional leader who has not spoken out in support of Pres. Obama's strikes on Syria. Is it because he faces a Tea Party challenger in the primary ahead of his 2014 re-election campaign? CNN's John King takes a look at the senator's strategy.


Filed under: John King • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Rand Paul • Senate • Syria
September 3rd, 2013
08:43 PM ET

Sen. McCain's take on Syria hearing

Fresh from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on strikes in Syria, Sen. John McCain gives Wolf Blitzer his thoughts on how Tuesday's hearings went and where the crisis in Syria stands now.


Filed under: John McCain • Senate • Syria
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