Erica Werner

GOP keeps U.S. Senate control as Democrats fall short

WASHINGTON — Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had... Read more

Democrats work to expand Senate map into red states, including Kansas

WASHINGTON — Following a recruiting success in Indiana, Democrats are eyeing Kansas as they try to expand their playing field into red... Read more

Ryan tells GOP there's agreement on tax and spending bill

WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul Ryan has told House Republicans a deal has been reached on a year-end tax and spending bill.

The $1.1... Read more

Kevin McCarthy drops out of House Speaker race

WASHINGTON — With no warning, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew Thursday from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House, shocking fellow... Read more

Bipartisan bill would remake immigration system

WASHINGTON — The U.S. immigration system would undergo dramatic changes under a bipartisan Senate bill that puts a new focus on prospective... Read more

Senators reach agreement on sweeping immigration reform

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration... Read more

Obama to unveil gun violence measures Wednesday

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s broad effort to reduce gun violence will include proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition... Read more

Obama proposing gun limits, faces tough obstacles

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is launching the nation’s most sweeping effort to curb gun violence in nearly two decades, urging a... Read more

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