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  • Health-care debate: Senate salvos start

     
    by Michael Muskal The Senate began deliberations on its version of a healthcare overhaul today, with Democrats searching for a bill that will be supported by 60 senators. Returning from the Thanksgiving holiday, the Senate slowly began the debate on...
  • Senate 'gang's' new energy plan

     
    by Frank James In the Senate, it nowadays apparently takes a self-appointed, biparitsan "gang" of senators to get past the partisan gridlock. For instance, there was the Gang of 14 group of senators who helped the Senate get beyond an...

    Lieberman regrets some Obama remarks

     
    by James Oliphant Move over James Bond. There's a new indestructible action hero: Joe Lieberman. The senator from Connecticut, who was vilified by Democratic activists for his support of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, escaped serious...

    Obama pivots: Tougher talk for GOP

     
    by Peter Nicholas President Barack Obama has abruptly changed tactics in his bid to revive the economy, setting aside his bipartisan stance and pointedly blaming Republicans for demanding what he cast as discredited "piecemeal measures." Obama's...

    Gillibrand: Time to pass the stimulus

     
    With Democrats in the Senate pushing toward a conclusion of the stimulus debate, Gillibrand jumps on board. In the House, she was a "blue-dog" -- highlighting concerns about such things as spending. But in an early Senate test, she's...