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  • Student loan refinancing bill fails U.S. Senate hurdle

    Student loan refinancing bill fails U.S. Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON - Legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance at lower interest rates failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, dooming a measure that was a Democratic priority ahead of November congressional elections....
  • VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama

    VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama
    As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
  • Senate's top Democrat opposes controversial Obama judicial pick

    Senate's top Democrat opposes controversial Obama judicial pick
    In a rare break with the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced his opposition to President Obama's controversial pick for a seat on the federal bench in Georgia. Reid's comments Thursday about the nomination of Michael...
  • Mitch McConnell beats tea party challenger in Kentucky GOP primary

    Mitch McConnell beats tea party challenger in Kentucky GOP primary
    Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell easily withstood a challenge from his right flank Tuesday to secure renomination for a sixth term, the first step toward his ultimate goal of leading a new Republican majority in the Senate next year. Shortly after polls...
  • Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell's win continues GOP establishment surge

    Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell's win continues GOP establishment surge
    Incumbent Republicans appeared poised to cruise to victory in key primary elections Tuesday, offering fresh evidence that the party’s establishment wing has successfully neutralized outside conservative groups that have vexed congressional leaders...
  • Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling
    Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public stand on an issue he calls close to his heart: Internet gaming. He calls it...
  • Republicans keep tea party wing at bay in primary races

    Republicans keep tea party wing at bay in primary races
    Incumbent Republicans cruised to victory in key primary elections Tuesday, offering fresh evidence that the party's establishment wing has successfully neutralized outside conservative groups that have vexed congressional leaders since the rise of the tea...
  • Senate advances nominee after White House OKs release of drone memo

    Senate advances nominee after White House OKs release of drone memo
    The Senate moved a step closer to confirming David Barron to the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, overcoming objections from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and civil libertarians based on his authorship of the so-called “drone memo.”...
  • Obama raps GOP as he raises money for Durbin in Chicago

    Obama raps GOP as he raises money for Durbin in Chicago
    President Barack Obama used a pair of hometown fundraisers Thursday to defend Democratic control of the Senate against potential gains in the fall mid-term elections by what he called “ideologically rigid” Republicans. Donors paid as much as...
  • Politics have trumped ethics in the Obama administration

    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in VA hospitals, where more than 40 sick men were allowed to die without proper follow-up treatment. A cover-up allegedly followed. When the...
  • 50 U.S. senators urge NFL to push for Redskins name change

    50 U.S. senators urge NFL to push for Redskins name change
    Politicians continue to weigh in on the appropriateness of Redskins as the name for Washington’s NFL team. Fifty U.S. senators have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to support a name change for the Redskins, calling supporters of the...