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  • Senator Murray Asks Colleagues To Work Together To Pass Health Care Reform

    Senator Murray Asks Colleagues To Work Together To Pass Health Care Reform
    Senator Patty Murray, (D) Washington, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate urging colleagues to rise above partisanship to work together to pass the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act". Murray delivered a speech highlighting the...
  • Archbishop Disagrees With Landrieu On Abortion

    Archbishop Disagrees With Landrieu On Abortion
    The Catholic archbishop of New Orleans says he agrees with Sen. Mary Landrieu on many issues - but abortion is definitely not one of them. Archbishop Gregory Aymond made the remark in a written statement following Landrieu's vote on an amendment to the...
  • 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......
  • '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...
  • U.S. has farmer-soldiers in Afghanistan

     
    by Frank James Listening to congressional testimony is among the best ways to learn about programs that don't get a lot of attention. Example: yesterday Gen. David Petraeus, commander in chief of Central Command, was asked about an effort in......
  • Congress to Obama: Not all at once

     
    by Janet Hook The broad outline of the $3.5-trillion spending blueprint that Congress approved this week hews closely to President Obama's spending targets and pays homage to his ambitious agenda. But the fine print contains a sobering warning about his.....
  • Obama's healthcare bid: Personal now

     
    by Christi Parsons and Noam N. Levey President Obama is becoming more personally invested in rallying the public and Congress behind a healthcare overhaul, even as some Republicans raise the stakes in the debate by claiming that defeating his plan......
  • Sonia Sotomayor: NRA test (failing) case

     
    by David G. Savage and James Oliphant As the Senate begins debate Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with the outcome assured, the only remaining questions are whether the National Rifle Assn. can claim to have swayed votes against......