McConnell Announces Former Sen. Pete Domenici’s Death on Senate Floor

Former Sen. Pete Domenici died Wednesday morning at age 85, which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced to the Senate chamber.

“He had a long and notable career,” McConnell said. “One that took him from pitching on the baseball diamond, to teaching mathematics at an Albuquerque junior high school, from city politics to the U.S. Senate.”

Democrats Take to House Floor on Gun Violence (Again)

Democrats lined up at the podium Wednesday seeking unanimous consent on a bill that would expand background checks for firearm purchases. After several attempts to bring votes on gun control to the House floor this summer, did Republicans budge?

Wave of Prince Memories Washes Over Washington
Drudge Joins president, lawmakers in Purple Rain response to Prince's death

Prince performs onstage during his "HitnRun" tour last year in Montreal. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NPG Records)

The death of Prince brought a wave of memories and condolences across Washington on Thursday after the pop music superstar was found dead in his home in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57.

Congress’ in-house music lover, Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, said, “Simply put, Prince was a genius. Whether it was pop, funk, rock, or gospel,  the depth of his talent was second to none. The world lost a true legend today.” He added that Prince’s album "Purple Rain" was the most influential showcase of his personal love and creation of music.