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Emily Pierce is a senior staff writer at Roll Call, where she has worked since 2003 covering Senate leadership and policy issues. Emily also writes the award-winning Road Map column that appears in Roll Call every Tuesday. Before her stint at Roll Call, Emily worked for six years as a reporter for Congressional Quarterly. At CQ, Emily covered banking and technology policy, campaigns and elections, as well as Senate leadership. A native of Georgia, Emily graduated from American University.
A federal judge revealed today that Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), a former GOP presidential candidate, was the target of an offensive and threatening Twitter user.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said today that he will not return to the negotiating table on a yearlong payroll tax cut extension until the House passes a bipartisan Senate bill that would extend the tax holiday for two months.
Dueling infrastructure jobs bills tanked on the Senate floor today, with both Republicans and Democrats failing to get filibuster-proof majorities for their respective proposals.
The 28 people who tested positive for anthrax exposure in 2001 have rarely been seen or publicly heard from in the past 10 years. But a decade after the attacks, some have begun to speak publicly about their ordeal.
Democrats and Republicans blamed each other for the latest battle over government funding today, even as they acknowledged a third showdown over a government shutdown does not look good for Congress.
Nine months after leaving Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids (D-Nev.) communications war room, former senior communications adviser Jim Manley has decided to join Quinn Gillespie & Associates.
Sen. Tom Coburns recess swing through northeastern Oklahoma caused a media stir this week after the two-term Republican called his colleagues cowards, joked about wanting to carry a gun on the Senate floor, and said President Barack Obamas race may have played a role in his support of government social programs.
President Barack Obama would sign a short-term debt limit deal that lasted only a few days if lawmakers appeared close to a deal but couldnt get it finished by Aug. 2, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday in a statement.
President Barack Obama stopped short of endorsing the deficit reduction plan outlined by the Senates gang of six, but he expressed hope that it could provide the framework for a larger deal to increase the debt limit.
Republicans on Wednesday pushed back strongly against President Barack Obama’s insistence that new revenue raisers be included in any deal to raise the debt ceiling.
Big retailers held off big banks in the Senate Wednesday, when Sen. Jon Tester failed to secure enough votes to delay the reduction of debit card swipe fees.
Speaker John Boehner accused Democrats and the White House of reacting to his budget plan with panic and hysteria Thursday, saying his request for trillions of dollars in spending cuts isnt radical.
For many top Democratic communicators this year, it was time to pursue other career options ones that dont revolve around a 24-hour news cycle.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced Wednesday that his longtime communications director, Joe Shoemaker, is leaving the office at the end of the month.
A small, conservative minority of the minority dominated the Senate amendment process during the 111th Congress, with Sen. Tom Coburn responsible for one of every eight amendment votes on the chamber floor.
FBI agents on Friday arrested a Colorado man who threatened Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and his staff, the Denver Post reported Monday.
Sen. Patty Murray has decided to promote her leadership staff director, Mike Spahn, to be her new overall chief of staff upon the departure of current chief Jeff Bjornstad.
Senate Democrats emerged from a caucus meeting Thursday bullish about their chances for changing Senate filibuster rules, but they apparently were no closer to an agreement on how to do it.
Senate Democrats are used to being the center of attention, but for the first time in two years, they say they are content to take a back seat to the new House Republican majority.
Senate Democrats kicked off their push to change Senate filibuster rules by formally unveiling a proposal on Wednesday to eliminate some types of filibusters, while guaranteeing amendment rights to the minority.
Talk about your longest day. Under Democrats controversial plan to change Senate rules, the first day of the 112th Congress will last about two and a half weeks.
Sen. Harry Reid set a record during the 111th Congress by becoming the chambers most successful Majority Leader in history at killing attempted filibusters.
While many Americans were still reveling Sunday in the Christmas spirit, Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn had a warning for them about judgment day.
Senate Democrats working on their own earmark reform proposal said Sunday that House and Senate Republicans may have already killed Congress ability to secure money for pet projects for at least the next two years.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Sunday evening put the chamber on a course to finish its business by midweek, setting up test votes on a nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia and a continuing resolution to keep the government funded.