Senate Defeats Gun Control Plan, Obama FumesSenate defeats a plan to expand background checks on firearms sales and a proposal to ban some weapons.
Senate Confirms Brennan As CIA DirectorSenate confirms John Brennan as CIA director Thursday after White House doused a fierce debate over the potential use of domestic drones.
Jack Lew Confirmed as U.S. Treasury SecretaryObama's former chief of staff, Jack Lew, was confirmed as the next U.S. Treasury secretary.
Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of DefenseThe U.S. Senate confirms Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, ending an acrimonious nominations process.
Republican: Vote for Hagel and be Held AccountableSen. James Inhofe warns fellow Republicans they will be held accountable if they vote to confirm Chuck Hagel.
Republicans Block Vote on Hagel NominationRepublicans successfully block Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense, forcing a 10-day delay in his confirmation vote.
Sen. Inhofe Threatens Filibuster to Block HagelSen. James Inhofe threatened to filibuster Chuck Hagel if necessary to prevent his confirmation as the next US secretary of defense.
Panetta Admits Supporting Arming Syrian RebelsObama's two top defense officials tell Senate they supported a plan to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels.
Senate Committee Postpones Hagel Confirmation VoteThe Senate Armed Services Committee has postponed a panel vote that was expected to take place Thursday on the nomination of Chuck Hagel.
Video: Hagel Pressed on 'Jewish Lobby'Hagel faced a brutal line of questioning during Senate confirmation hearings as he grappled for adequate defense of "Jewish lobby" comments.
Hagel Under Fire Over Israel and IranChuck Hagel, under fire from Republicans over his anti-Israel stance, reiterates support for Israel, regrets past remarks.
US Senate Committee Approves Kerry NominationSen. John Kerry received unanimous vote of approval by Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in first hurdle to become next secretary of state
Clinton Testifies: 'I Take Responsibility'Hillary Clinton took responsibility for Benghazi attack and cited a "personal" commitment to improving security.
Senate Urges EU to List Hizbullah as Terror GroupThe Senate passed a resolution Friday calling on European countries to designate Hizbullah as a terrorist organization.
PM on Inouye: Humble Man with Towering SpiritPrime Minister: Inouye's friendship to the Jewish people knew no bounds. Israel will forever owe him a profound debt.
Senate to Create Counter Strategy Against IranThe Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it U.S. policy to counter Iran's “growing hostile presence in the Western Hemisphere.”
Senate Set to Consider New Round of Iran SanctionsThe Senate is set to consider a broader round of economic sanctions on Friday against Iran's energy, port, shipping and shipbuilding sectors
U.S. Senator Arlen Specter Dies of Cancer at 82Kansas-born Specter came a long way from the time he went to Univ. of Pa. because the Univ. of Kansas had no Jewish fraternity.
Congressmen Want to Halt Aid to EgyptA Republican senator threatens a filibuster to suspend aid to Egypt and other countries where Americans have been attacked.
NY's Jewish Senate Candidate Vows to Drop 'Pink'The 22-year-old orthodox Jewish woman running for office in the New York State Senate said that she is planning to "leave the pink at home"
Orthodox Jewish Woman Runs for NY State SenateFor the first time, an Orthodox Jewish woman is running for office in the New York State Senate.
Navi Pillay Receives New Term as UN Rights ChiefThe UN General Assembly unanimously overruled Syria's objections and gave the outspoken Pillay to two more years in her post
Republicans Stall Iran Sanctions: 'Too Soft'Senate Republicans: bill needs to say United States will use force to stop any nuclear weapons program.
Bid for New 'Super Jewish' State Senate SeatFormer Councilman Simcha Felder announced a bid for state Senate in a newly created district, which includes Borough Park and Flatbush.