Democrats blocked their own chairman’s last ditch effort, aides say.
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Cruz and Coburn have both blocked bills and slowed adjournment. So why does one have so many enemies and the other so few?
The divisions that were on full display during the debate over a $1 trillion spending bill may become the norm in 2015.
Action means most agencies will get full fiscal year funding.
Members approve a short-term continuing resolution to avert a shutdown.
Lawmakers will wrap up the 113th Congress in a matter of days.
Bipartisan bill would have codified "presumption of openness" for agency disclosure.
Federal agencies are not out of the woods just yet.
“Obviously, we don’t interrogate prisoners anymore,” says one Republican. “Now all we do is kill them.”
The vice president can take advantage of strong relationships with the Senate GOP, but only "if they let him loose."