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  • Senate Democrats move on Colvin's nomination for Social Security

    Senate Democrats move on Colvin's nomination for Social Security
    Senate Democrats on Saturday moved to advance the confirmation of Social Security Administration nominee Carolyn W. Colvin, despite opposition from Republicans that had appeared to undermine her chances earlier this month. Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • Senate approves new surgeon general

    Senate approves new surgeon general
    The U.S. Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama's stalled choices for government posts before Republicans take power in Congress next...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Their Take: No more obstruction

    Their Take: No more obstruction
    Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, some pundits have said the onus is on the GOP — and particularly the Senate's presumptive new majority leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. — to end the gridlock and dysfunction that have plagued...