One of the more arcane Senate customs is allowing Senators to quietly issue what are called "blue slips" to delay the confirmation hearings of presidential nominees. The practice is 100 years old, and has been used to hold up hearings for any numbers of reasons.
One of the most important keepers of the nation's digital secrets -- and online arsenals -- has been hacked.
Like clockwork, when tax cuts are debated in Congress, a group of very wealthy people gathers together to oppose the idea. It is no different this time.
It didn't take long, but Democrat Sen. Diane Feinstein has introduced legislation to ban more than 200 types of firearms as well as creating a ban on bump stocks. But what does the bill really do?
In the wake of the Texas church shootings over the weekend, a number of people took to social media to express their shock, horror, and to offer both thoughts and prayers to those affected.