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  • What a surprise! Schock repeats the big GOP lie

     
    For two years he had complete, unadulterated control of the federal government, a 60-seat majority in the Senate, an 80-plus seat majority in the House. He got every -- literally every piece of legislation he wanted, to try and, quote,......
  • Brown voting no on Kagan nomination

     
    by Mike Memoli One of the few uncertainties lingering before this evening's vote on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court was how Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) would vote. The Bay State senator announced his decision a short time ago:......
  • Casey has more than $1 million going into 2011

     
    Sen. Bob Casey had about $1.3 million on hand at the end of 2010, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. The cash puts Casey right in the middle of his......
  • Elena Kagan Sworn In To U.S. Supreme Court

    Elena Kagan Sworn In To U.S. Supreme Court
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Elena Kagan was sworn in on Saturday as the 112th person and the fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court. In keeping with tradition, Ms. Kagan first took the Constitutional Oath, which is given to a wide array of officials. Ms....
  • Danation: The Health and Happiness Show

    Huzzah! After a last-minute vote in the wee hours of Monday morning, one that followed the last-minute appeal of Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that God smite some Democratic senator, so they wouldn’t have the 60 votes they needed, the Senate voted to...
  • Possible changes to five health law provisions could have big effects

    Possible changes to five health law provisions could have big effects
    The Republican effort to repeal the health care law is sure to founder in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but that doesn't mean that the GOP is ending its assault on the law. House Republicans are already beginning work in committees to lop off and...
  • Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska announces he will retire

    Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska announces he will retire
    Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced Tuesday he will not run for re-election next year. His departure will increase the difficulty for Democrats to retain their Senate majority next year. Nelson, 70, said in a statement that it was time to "step...
  • Obama, Senate Democratic leaders reach deal on stimulus

    Obama, Senate Democratic leaders reach deal on stimulus
    President Obama and Senate Democratic leaders, propelled by news of the biggest one-month loss of jobs in 35 years, hammered out a deal Friday evening that clears the way for Senate approval of a massive economic stimulus plan. The compromise, the...
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players
    As the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players
    Though Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
  • Senate passes $555-billion spending bill

    Congressional Democrats' yearlong campaign to bring the war in Iraq to an end concluded with a whimper Tuesday as the Senate failed again to pass a timeline for withdrawing U.S. troops from the conflict. As they have all year, Senate Republicans...