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  • Labor nominee Perez faces sharp questions from GOP senators

    Labor nominee Perez faces sharp questions from GOP senators
    Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
  • The flimsy case against Thomas Perez

    The flimsy case against Thomas Perez
    Just as they did when Thomas E. Perez was nominated to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Republicans are seeking to hold up his confirmation to head the U.S. Department of Labor, using any excuse they can think up, no matter how flimsy....
  • Can anybody save the Republican Party?

    The year 2012 was a disaster for the Republican Party. They failed to regain control of the U.S. Senate. They lost eight seats in the House of Representatives. They didn't just lose the White House to Barack Obama, they got clobbered: losing the Electoral...
  • Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department

    Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department
    Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...
  • A solvable problem

    A solvable problem
    WASHINGTON -- It was always clear that the 11 million people in this country without papers were not going to be rounded up and deported. The question was when our leaders would officially recognize this fact -- which could only happen if Republicans...
  • Bob Menendez, senator of the evening

    Bob Menendez, senator of the evening
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez is embroiled in a prostitution scandal -- and it has little if anything to do with sex. The New Jersey Democrat has for three months been the target of voluminous allegations, all unconfirmed, that he hired prostitutes,...
  • GOP blocks vote on Richard Cordray to head consumer bureau [Updated]

     
    Republicans on Thursday blocked the Senate from voting on the nomination of Richard Cordray to be the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....
  • The psychology of Weinergate and what it says about us

     
    One of the most interesting things about Weinergate isn't that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) took photos of a sexual nature and shared them outside of his marriage, but that he was careless enough to send them over the Internet and......
  • About (Late) Last Night: Colbert on Weiner scandal: 'Republican politicians are man enough to hit that' [Video]

     
    Stephen Colbert on Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal....
  • Toomey & conservative GOP introduce anti-union bill

     
    (Wednesday morning: Read story on this issue in the big paper here.) Republican Pat Toomey joined a list of the Senate's more conservative Republicans in introducing legislation aimed at weakening unions through a national law that would ensure joining a....
  • Toomey will block legislation unrelated to spending cuts/reducing debt

     
    If any bill comes to the Senate floor that does not "address meaningful spending cuts, reducing debt and reducing the size of government," Sen. Pat Toomey is prepared to block it. Toomey and seven other Republican senators, David Vitter (LA),......