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U.S. Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for the day October 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the government shutdown going into the fifttenth day and the deadline for raising the debt ceiling fast approaching, Democrats and Republicans may come to an agreement soon on passing a budget. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

With hours left for Congress to finalize and pass legislation before the United States’ borrowing authority expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., formally unveiled a plan Wednesday that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7.

10/16/2013

Apple CEO Timothy Cook arrives before testifying to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's Investigations Subcommittee about the company's offshore profit shifting and tax avoidance in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 21, 2013. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Apple CEO Cook Answers Senate Panel Questions On Tax Avoidance

A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by shifting profits to foreign affiliates and is prepared to question the company’s chief executive Tuesday about the “loopholes.”

05/21/2013

An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Uses Firms Outside US To Avoid Taxes, Senate Panel Says

Apple Inc. employs a group of affiliate companies located outside the United States to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. income taxes, a Senate investigation has found.

05/20/2013

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein Vows Assault Weapons Ban ‘Will Get A Vote’

Senator Dianne Feinstein plans to force a Senate vote on her assault weapons ban proposal despite its removal from a broader gun control package being pushed by fellow democrats.

03/25/2013

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dems Dump Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban From Gun Bill

An assault weapons ban won’t be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban’s chances of survival now are all but hopeless.

03/19/2013

Capitol Hill

Immigration Reform Efforts Applauded By South Bay Day Laborers

Talk of sweeping immigration reform on Capitol Hill is being cheered by day laborers in Silicon Valley, although there are still concerns about the nuts and bolts of the proposal.

01/28/2013

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

GOP Senate candidate Elizabeth Emken. (Emken Campaign)

GOP Puts Up Little-Known Challenger To Feinstein

With members of Congress across the country battling anti-incumbent fever, California’s three-term U.S. senator, Dianne Feinstein, would seem to be a natural target in her re-election bid.

09/27/2012

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