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November 9th, 2014
11:26 AM ET

Senators: 'We can do big things' with divided government

Sen. John Thune and Sen. Chris Murphy on whether the Senate can find compromise with a new GOP majority.

Filed under: 2014 • Chris Murphy • Congress • John Thune • Newsmakers • Senate • State of the Union
June 9th, 2013
02:53 PM ET

Sens. should have known about snooping

Sen. McCain (R) Arizona said Sunday that lawmakers should have paid closer attention to what they voted for.

Filed under: Newsmakers • Senate • State of the Union • Surveillance
April 14th, 2013
12:56 PM ET

McCain "disposed" to supporting gun bill

Sen. John McCain says he's "very favorably disposed" to support the Manchin-Toomey gun bill on background checks.

"I'm very favorably disposed. But first of all, I would like to thank Pat and Joe for their work together. We need to do a lot more of that. And I'm very favorably disposed towards that. Eighty percent of the American people want to see a better background check procedure. The Internet aspect of it, which I need more explanations - greater explanation of, but, look, I appreciate their work. "

Filed under: Gun control • Guns • John McCain • Newsmakers • Senate • State of the Union
February 10th, 2013
12:48 PM ET

Sen. King: Building SOTU expecatations

Freshman Independent Sen. Angus King says strong leaders, like the president, must compromise to continue recovery.

Filed under: Angus King • Bipartisanship • Economy • Newsmakers • Senate • State of the Union
May 20th, 2012
11:10 AM ET

High stakes in Washington as lawmakers debate possible tax increases

Senators Barbara Boxer and Kay Bailey Hutchison weigh in on the challenge of getting things done in Washington.

Filed under: Barbara Boxer • Kay Bailey Hutchison • Newsmakers • Senate
April 22nd, 2012
12:00 PM ET

Political Roundtable: Senators fight for their political lives

CNN's Dana Bash and the New York Times' Jeff Zeleny discuss the politics of the week with Candy Crowley including  Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a freshman Democrat, who says he's not all that sure that he's going to vote for President Obama this year and Sen. Orrin Hatch being forced into a runoff by the right side of his party.

Filed under: 2012 • Dana Bash • Jeff Zeleny • Senate • State of the Union