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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
September 3rd, 2013
08:35 PM ET

Sen. Corker: Resolution likely to pass out of committee

CNN's Dana Bash grabs Sen. Bob Corker after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on strikes in Syria and gets his reaction to Sec. John Kerry's testimony.


Filed under: Bob Corker • Dana Bash • Senate • Syria
August 13th, 2013
07:22 PM ET

Senator Cory Booker?

With his meteoric rise and potential Senate candidacy, Newark Mayor Cory Booker has many comparing him to Pres. Obama. Jim Acosta reports on the man expected to win today's Democratic primary in New Jersey.


Filed under: Cory Booker • Jim Acosta • New Jersey • Senate
June 20th, 2013
06:01 PM ET

Immigration deal boosts border security

A new Senate immigration deal includes tougher border security and a 700-mile border fence. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY: Senate immigration deal includes tougher border security


Filed under: Dana Bash • Immigration • Senate
June 12th, 2013
12:18 PM ET

Massachusetts Senate race mudfight

Democrats pull out all the stops to hold a Massachusetts Senate seat. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

RELATED POST: President, put-downs, and privacy loom over Mass. Senate race


Filed under: Jim Acosta • Massachusetts • Senate
June 5th, 2013
10:05 AM ET

Christie's decision gets mixed reaction

NJ Gov. Chris Christie upset the GOP and Democrats with his call for an election to fill Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat.

RELATED STORY: Christie opts for special election, says voters should decide


Filed under: Chris Christie • Jim Acosta • New Jersey • Politics • Senate
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