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  • Are the Democrats allowing Social Security to twist in the wind?

    Are the Democrats allowing Social Security to twist in the wind?
    In these waning days of the Democratic Senate, the majority is taking advantage of a muffed procedural maneuver by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to confirm a passel of otherwise stalled executive branch appointees. Carolyn W. Colvin, who President Obama ...
  • Mr. Waxman leaves Washington

    Mr. Waxman leaves Washington
    It was a Republican who once paid Democrat Henry Waxman the rough compliment of being "tougher than a boiled owl." Many of the big things Waxman helped to make into law in his four decades in Congress took bipartisan work, the kind that has all but...
  • Two judges confirmed for U.S. District Court in Chicago

     Two judges confirmed for U.S. District Court in Chicago
    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday night voted to confirm Jorge L. Alonso, a Cook County associate judge, and John Blakey, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office's head of special prosecutions, to vacant judgeships on the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
  • Senate ends chaotic session with a late flurry of votes

    Senate ends chaotic session with a late flurry of votes
    A turbulent lame-duck session of Congress came to a sudden end Tuesday as the Senate rushed to clear a lingering tax bill and some key presidential nominations in a late-night flurry of final votes. Lawmakers signed off on a deal to extend $45 billion...
  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
  • Obama heads up the "naughty" list

    Obama heads up the "naughty" list
    This is the time of year when little boys and girls are on their best behavior in a vain attempt to move from Santa's "naughty list" to his "nice list." This usually doesn't last long — a couple of weeks before Christmas and then immediately...
  • Legislation creating savings accounts for disabled nears congressional vote

    Legislation creating savings accounts for disabled nears congressional vote
    WASHINGTON— In a politically divided Congress that has led to more finger-pointing than legislative action, a proposal pushed by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey appears to be bridging that divide. The legislation to create tax-free savings accounts...
  • John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks

    John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks
    Hoping to prevent a government shutdown by opponents of President Obama's immigration plan, House Speaker John A. Boehner floated a proposal Tuesday for funding most of the government — but not the immigration agencies — through the end of the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz wants to block funds for Obama's immigration plan

    Sen. Ted Cruz wants to block funds for Obama's immigration plan
    Sen. Ted Cruz stood outside the Capitol on a dreary Wednesday, leading the charge against President Obama's immigration plan. But it was not entirely clear who was following him. The Texas Republican was imploring fellow GOP members to block money for...
  • House approves one-year extension of $45 billion in tax breaks

    House approves one-year extension of $45 billion in tax breaks
    The House overwhelmingly approved a one-year extension of $45 billion in tax breaks, mostly for businesses, after bipartisan efforts on a longer-term extension fell apart close to deadline. The Senate is expected to follow suit in the coming days so...
  • Obama, Mitch McConnell start anew to warm up their relationship

    Obama, Mitch McConnell start anew to warm up their relationship
    President Obama and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staged their first White House one-on-one since the midterm election shifted control of the Senate to Republicans, opening a new chapter Wednesday in what has been a cool and distant...