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  • 60 Plus group spending another $1.1 mill to target Bill Nelson

     
    The 60 Plus Association, the group that proudly bills itself as “the conservative alternative to the AARP,” is on the air with a new commercial targeting incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. The group says it's paying $1.1 million to run...
  • 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,......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The 50 richest members of Congress

    The 50 richest members of Congress
    The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million. "McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
  • 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...
  • 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 GOP Turns Back Iraq Pullout Plan

    WASHINGTON -- Democrats aggressively challenged President Bush's Iraq policy at both ends of the Capitol on Thursday, gaining House committee approval for a troop withdrawal deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, but suffering defeat in the Senate on a less...
  • 'Vintage Obama:' Budget kickoff in Senate

     
    by Mark Silva and Janet Hook President Barack Obama, pressing Congress for a record $3.55-trillion federal budget boosting spending on education, energy and health care, made a personal and private appeal today on Capitol Hill, where Democratic leaders...