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  • Josh Rogin: Expect Republicans to ratchet up Iran sanctions bill

    When the Senate Banking Committee debates and almost certainly approves a new bill to increase pressure on Iran Thursday, some Republican senators are set to try and make the legislation's sanctionstougher. It's a risky strategy that could...
  • Lynch hearing gives senators chance to vent

    WASHINGTON The hot lights of an attorney general nomination hearing gave Republicans a chance to unload on the White House in front of the TV cameras Wednesday on grievances ranging from immigration to marijuana policy. The questions for nominee...
  • Sen. Sessions poised to have immigration oversight role

    WASHINGTON One of the most vocal critics of President Barack Obama's immigration policies appears set to wield the gavel of a key Senate subcommittee. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is in line to become chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee with...
  • Elizabeth Warren keeps pressure on Hillary Clinton and Democrats ahead of 2016

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has an explanation for the singular nature of her power. "I'll always be an outsider. That's how I understand the world," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview. "There's a real benefit to being clear about this. I know...
  • Republicans in Congress prepare assault on Obama policies

    WASHINGTON The new Republican-run Congress convenes Tuesday eager to pursue a dream the party's been chasing for six years: Dilute, dismantle or defang key Obama administration policies on immigration, environment, health care and more. First up this...
  • Keystone debate to test waters of new Senate

    WASHINGTON Sen. Mitch McConnell has waited years for the moment he'll take the reins of a dysfunctional chamber and try and show Republicans can govern. He'll face tests right off the bat from how to handle the filibuster rules changes that have...
  • Obama to nominate former Bank of Hawaii CEO to Federal Reserve Board

    Obama to nominate former Bank of Hawaii CEO to Federal Reserve Board
    President Obama said Tuesday that he would nominate the former head of one of Hawaii's largest banks to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, following criticism from some lawmakers about the lack of community banking experience among the...
  • Cardin named top-ranking Democrat on Senate small biz committee

    Cardin named top-ranking Democrat on Senate small biz committee
    When the new Congress begins its work next month, Sen. Ben Cardin will become the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees government policy on small business, giving the Maryland lawmaker a new platform to influence a key sector of the economy....
  • Reform bills get early push in Congress

    Reform bills get early push in Congress
    As the new congressional session gets underway, government reform proposals are getting early interest from Pennsylvania legislators. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey said Wednesday that he’s co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment from Louisiana Sen....
  • John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks

    Hoping to prevent a government shutdown by opponents of President Obama's immigration plan, House Speaker John A. Boehner floated a proposal Tuesday for funding most of the government — but not the immigration agencies — through the end of the...
  • Senate delays vote on $1.1 trillion spending bill

    The Senate moved closer Friday to passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund almost all of the government through most of 2015. But detractors on the left and the right were likely to delay final approval of the sweeping measure. The opponents, who have...