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  • No lame duck president

    No lame duck president
    For those who expected President Barack Obama to spend his final two years in office curled up in the fetal position after the thunderclap of Republican victories in the midterm election, better brace yourselves. Returning from his diplomatic trip to Asia...
  • Despite losses, Pelosi's power in the House remains undiminished

    WASHINGTON House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has paid no public price for her party's repeated defeats. Personally, she keeps racking up one-sided victories in her San Francisco congressional district. She just won her 15th term with 83 percent of the...
  • Immigration, taxes, health law on the line in Tuesday's battle for Senate

    WASHINGTON For six years, the Obama White House could count on having allies in control of at least one side of Congress. That could change Tuesday, and if it does, the impact will be swift and dramatic. Immigration, taxes, energy, nominations, health...
  • White House hints at veto as Congress moves on Keystone pipeline

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives approved a bill Friday authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a potential showdown between President Barack Obama and Capitol Hill over the controversial project. Following the House's...
  • Can Harry Reid learn new tricks for Democrats?

    WASHINGTON Democrats this week lost the first big campaign skirmish of 2016. They head into next year's Congress with an embattled Senate leader who faced strong public criticism from colleagues. Republicans are thrilled that the Senate face of the...
  • 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...