Senate Control Could Turn On 2 Independents’ Moves

CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After millions of Americans vote next week, it’s possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. One is Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent who generally “caucuses” — or cooperates — with Democrats Read More


Rift Among Democrats Stalls Effort to Reverse Rise in College Loan Rates

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan Senate coalition on Wednesday blocked a Democratic proposal to retroactively cut interest rates on higher education loans in half, leaving any student loan rescue in doubt and laying bare divisions among Democrats about how to resolve the dispute. The bill pushed Read More