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  • U.S. lawmakers embrace fight against Islamic State, some question Obama plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers say they are on the verge of taking a "war vote" as they consider whether to back President Barack Obama's campaign to destroy Islamic State, and despite broad support for action many fear being drawn into a quagmire....
  • Ginsburg won't resign: Obama couldn't appoint someone like me

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounds like she might have retired from the Supreme Court if Senate Democrats had gone a step further with the "nuclear option." In an interview with Elle magazine, the 81-year-old associate justice pointed to the fact that...
  • U.S. Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass...
  • U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, extend Export-Import bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank's ability to operate for another nine months. The measure, passed...
  • Replace Harry Reid as majority leader

    It is my fervent wish that the U.S. Senate return to a Republican majority in the next election — if only to replace Harry Reid as majority leader. If that doesn't occur, then I hope that the alleged threat of some Democratic senators to not vote...
  • Scandals put the NFL in Congress' crosshairs

    Scandals put the NFL in Congress' crosshairs
    Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow. Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid...
  • U.S. Congress could link inversion plan, tax breaks: lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic tax-writer said on Tuesday he is considering linking legislation to curb foreign corporate buyout deals known as inversions with separate efforts to renew expired tax breaks that businesses want...
  • War brings Democrats, Republicans into harmony

    For some time now I've wondered what it would take to get our politicians in Washington, D.C., to reach bipartisan consensus on something, act collegially and treat the president in a respectful manner. Turns out all we had to do was launch a bombing...
  • Advocates argue over future of net neutrality

    WASHINGTON Applying 20th-century laws to 21st-century technology is not the answer to protect the free Internet despite the overwhelming amount of public support for that approach, anti-regulation advocates told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday...
  • Boehner pivots to jobs, economy in run-up to November election

    Jobs and the economy remain tops on voters' minds heading into the midterm election, and House Speaker John A. Boehner wants to re-focus his Republican Party on a "five points" pocketbook agenda before November. The speaker, known for an unwavering...
  • Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels

    The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy. Senators...