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  • GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation

    GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation
    WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote. Democrats had expected a close...
  • Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote

    Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote
    WASHINGTON -- It wasn’t long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a...
  • Harry Reid should be ready to go 'nuclear' over judicial nominees

    Harry Reid should be ready to go 'nuclear' over judicial nominees
    Last month, the Senate moved back from the brink of the “nuclear option,” a parliamentary maneuver that would have allowed Democrats to confirm President Obama’s executive branch nominees without amassing the 60 votes needed to break a...
  • Obamacare's not-so-special treatment for Congress

    Obamacare's not-so-special treatment for Congress
    The Wall Street Journal's editorial board opens its latest screed against the 2010 healthcare law Monday by paraphrasing H.L. Mencken as follows: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the cynicism and self-dealing of the American political class." I...
  • U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits

    U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move marijuana advocates hailed as an historic shift, the Obama administration on Thursday began giving U.S. states wide leeway to experiment with pot legalization and started by letting Colorado and Washington carry out new...
  • Newtown Families Make Their Case In Washington

    Newtown Families Make Their Case In Washington
    WASHINGTON — At the end of an emotional day of deeply personal meetings with senators Wednesday, families of victims of the Newtown school massacre sat down for a public conversation with Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who had just...
  • Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home

    Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
  • Boston bombing brings out the new xenophobes

    The Boston Marathon bombing has brought out the xenophobes. Often when America suffers some large, inexplicable tragedy, we want to blame "foreigners" and look for ways to fortify ourselves against them. It's more reassuring to believe that an evil lies...
  • Penny Pritzker is pick as commerce secretary

     Penny Pritzker is pick as commerce secretary
    President Barack Obama lauded her skills, several prominent business groups quickly heaped praise and critics remained generally quiet after Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker was introduced Thursday as Obama's nominee to lead the Commerce...
  • GOP ramps up criticism of Perez

    GOP ramps up criticism of Perez
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans, including Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, stepped up their criticism of Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez on Tuesday, amplifying their concerns a day before the former state official faces a Senate committee vote on his...
  • In a stalemated Capitol, lawmakers embrace political theater

    In a stalemated Capitol, lawmakers embrace political theater
    WASHINGTON — On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Republican leaders shucked their jackets, sat at a conference table and faced empty chairs — and cameras — to show that Democrats wouldn't negotiate. With the shutdown...