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  • Durbin keeps No. 2 job among Senate Democrats

     Durbin keeps No. 2 job among Senate Democrats
    Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois kept the No. 2 job in the Senate Democratic leadership Thursday and will be the assistant minority leader next year. Durbin, 69, is now assistant majority leader, but his Democratic Party will lose control of the Senate in...
  • GOP united behind McConnell as new Senate leader; divided Dems elect Reid

    WASHINGTON Senate Republicans on Thursday elected Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to be majority leader of the new Senate in January, putting the longtime lawmaker in place as the party's chief adversary to President Barack Obama. The second Kentuckian to...
  • Democrats court liberals by elevating Elizabeth Warren to leadership

    With a nod to the need for change, Democrats tapped liberal favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren to join the Senate leadership Thursday as the party tries to recover from its devastating electoral losses. The Massachusetts senator joins the team led by Sen....
  • Sen. Toomey's 'hold' on child care bill ignored by Reid

    Sen. Toomey's  'hold' on child care bill ignored by Reid
    WASHINGTON — In a bid to revive his own stalled bill, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey used a legislative maneuver this fall to slow down another. He placed a "hold," or a secret, formal objection, on a child care bill when his own measure to...
  • To stop the government from collecting our phone records, pass the USA Freedom Act

    Almost a year and a half after Edward Snowden revealed that the government was collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress may be about to end that program — if it doesn't succumb to specious arguments from defenders of the...
  • Analysis: McCaskill's opposition to Harry Reid hints at gubernatorial ambition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. If Claire McCaskill decides to run for Missouri governor in 2016, she made sure Thursday to place some distance between herself and one of her party's chief lightning rods. In a move that caught Washington by surprise, the Democratic...
  • Thom Tillis, North Carolina's newly elected senator, surveys his new terrain

    WASHINGTON Expect the U.S. Senate under Republican control to focus on jobs and the budget and to get a lot done next year, Republican Sen.-elect Thom Tillis of North Carolina said in an interview Wednesday, after a bipartisan day of orientation on...
  • Obama faces limits on how to handle immigration

    Obama faces limits on how to handle immigration
    In any debate, facts are most important. Such is the case with President Obama's promise to enact immigration reform before the end of the year. To the more than 11 million undocumented workers living in the United States, the president's promise...
  • Obama will be presidential obstructionist

    In this session of Congress, there have been more than 350 bills sent to the Senate that haven't gone anywhere except to Harry Reid's inbox. The immigration bill is sitting in John Boehner's inbox. Nothing has moved because both sides want everything...
  • Senate moves to consider bill to limit NSA surveillance

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved Wednesday to take up legislation that would curtail some of the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data. Reid filed notice that he would hold a procedural vote, probably next week, on a bill...
  • Political Shifts Threaten Sane Energy Policy

    Political Shifts Threaten Sane Energy Policy
    With Republican Mitch McConnell the almost certain Senate majority leader, local representation from coal-rich Kentucky will send the nation back to the dark ages of energy policy. The forward progress made by the Environmental Protection Agency on...