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  • New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change

    New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change
    WASHINGTON — After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration." But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of...
  • Congress appears willing to give Iran deal time to work

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry opened the administration’s efforts to sell its interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed. Amid Israeli...
  • U.S. lawmakers greet Iran nuclear deal with skepticism and restraint

    U.S. lawmakers greet Iran nuclear deal with skepticism and restraint
    WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials began efforts Sunday to sell the interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed. Amid Israeli denunciations of what Prime...
  • Rep. Jackie Speier doesn't mince words

    WASHINGTON — Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails. Speier, more than...
  • Democrats' chances in this fall's Senate elections just turned a little bleaker

    Democrats' chances in this fall's Senate elections just turned a little bleaker
    In a column last weekend, I warned that the Democrats’ chances of keeping control of the Senate this year look increasingly bleak. That wasn’t a value judgment on my part, merely an assessment of the political landscape. Some readers were...
  • Credit Suisse CEO says aiding U.S. tax evasion is 'unacceptable'

    Credit Suisse CEO says aiding U.S. tax evasion is 'unacceptable'
    WASHINGTON -- The chief executive of Credit Suisse told U.S. senators Wednesday it was "unacceptable" for Swiss banks to help Americans evade U.S. taxes and he regrets some of the firm's employees did so in the past. "We deeply regret that -- despite...
  • Swiss bankers say shielding U.S. money from taxes is 'mistake'

    WASHINGTON — Credit Suisse executives admitted that the giant Swiss bank helped Americans shield as much as $12 billion from taxes and even acknowledged the practice was a "mistake" and "unacceptable." But they said they couldn't do much beyond...
  • Sen. Levin's bid to boost drone oversight falters in Congress

    Sen. Levin's bid to boost drone oversight falters in Congress
    WASHINGTON -- An effort by a powerful U.S. senator to broaden congressional oversight of lethal drone strikes overseas fell apart last week after the White House refused to expand the number of lawmakers briefed on covert CIA operations, according to...
  • Backing Obama, Hillary Clinton opposes new Iran sanctions

    Backing Obama, Hillary Clinton opposes new Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Obama’s opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran. Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such...
  • Budget deal appears to have enough GOP support to clear Senate

    Budget deal appears to have enough GOP support to clear Senate
    WASHINGTON — The Senate appeared set to approve a budget deal this week after a handful of Republicans announced they would vote to advance the bill, which has deeply divided the party. Their backing, along with that of most Democrats, would be...
  • Budget deal clears key Senate vote

    Budget deal clears key Senate vote
    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan budget deal that reduces the risk of a government shutdown cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans joined Democrats to boost the bill toward final passage. The 67-33 vote, with the backing of 12...