The Senate voted 63-34 to approve President Obama's nomination of John Brennan to lead the CIA Thursday afternoon, ending a week of debate that featured one of the longest filibusters in Senate history.
As key House Republican leaders lined up Tuesday behind President Obama's call for military action in Syria, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepared for the first of two hearings to learn more about the military and policy issues involved.
Sens. John McCain of Arizona, South Carolina's Lindsay Graham and New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte visit Fayetteville on Monday. They're also in Florida and Virginia to decry the effect of military spending cuts.