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  • How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

     How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama
    Clarence Thomas didn't need Alan Dixon's vote, as it turned out. Thomas, a 43-year-old conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee in fall 1991, had just undergone a sensational, brutal confirmation hearing in which he'd been confronted with allegations...
  • The Senate can keep its filibuster, for now, a court says

    In a little-noticed decision, a federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by Common Cause and some members of the House of Representatives challenging the time-honored (some would say time-dishonored) practice of the Senate filibuster. What? You...
  • Obama's fading dream of a foreign policy legacy

    President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact....
  • GOP senators block minimum-wage hike but Democrats vow to try again

    GOP senators block minimum-wage hike but Democrats vow to try again
    A top election-year proposal from Democrats -- a bid to raise the federal minimum wage -- was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour. President Obama has turned the plight of the...
  • GOP blocks federal minimum wage hike bill in Senate

    GOP blocks federal minimum wage hike bill in Senate
    WASHINGTON — A top election-year proposal from Democrats — a bid to raise the federal minimum wage — was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour. President Obama...
  • To repair the Highway Trust Fund, raise the fuel tax

    In 1993, Bill Clinton was president, "Seinfeld" was on TV and a cellphone was the size of a brick. It was also the last time Congress raised the federal gasoline tax, which pays for roads, bridges and public transit. Over two decades, the cost of building...
  • New House majority leader Rep. McCarthy: Blame Harry Reid for DC mess

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, in his first appearance on the Sunday news talk shows as House majority leader, said he thinks the often fractious Republican caucus can do business with President Obama – but Senate Democrats might be tougher. “I...
  • Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress

    The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's...
  • White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal

    White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal
    The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation. The...
  • Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if details of prisoner swap leaked

    Obama administration officials have told lawmakers they didn’t give Congress advance notice of a prisoner exchange with the Taliban last week because the Taliban had threatened to kill Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if news of the pending trade deal leaked...
  • Congressional inaction on debt forgiveness bill affects short sales

    Is partisan warfare on Capitol Hill over taxation of medical devices crushing thousands of homeowners' plans to do short sales this year? Medical devices? What connection could heart pacemakers, dentures and Lasik eye surgery machines possibly have with...