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  • Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote

    WASHINGTON -- It wasn’t long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a...
  • 10 Republican senators want Sebelius fired over Obamacare rollout

    WASHINGTON - Ten Republican senators have called on President Obama to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its troubled website. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and...
  • Obama: GOP is 'grandstanding' after Senate passes spending bill

    Obama: GOP is 'grandstanding' after Senate passes spending bill
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill, who are holding up a government spending bill in an attempt to eliminate money for the healthcare law, not to “threaten to burn the house down simply because you haven’t...
  • Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as FCC Chairman

    The Senate confirmed Tom Wheeler as the next chairman of the FCC and Michael P. O'Rielly to fill another vacancy at the agency. Wheeler's confirmation came after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) removed a hold on his nomination after meeting with Wheeler on...
  • Sound and fury

     
    Well, yes, the senators were angry. Listen to them justify getting rid of the filibuster for judicial nominees: 1. “Every judge nominated by this president or any president deserves an up-or-down vote. It’s the responsibility of the Senate....
  • Iran deal deserves a chance

    By definition, the interim agreement under which Iran agreed to suspend progress on its nuclear program in exchange for limited relief from economic sanctions isn't a permanent solution. But the deal worked out in Geneva over the weekend nevertheless...
  • Obama's Thanksgiving turkey

    WASHINGTON -- Barely a year after President Obama's re-election, he sat down for his Thanksgiving dinner with some policy achievements to be thankful for, but with the bone of one major political turkey sticking in his throat. That would be, obviously,...
  • Major health website bugs fixed, officials say, but more work needed

    Major health website bugs fixed, officials say, but more work needed
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Sunday it had met its deadline to fix the major problems that have hobbled the federal healthcare website since its disastrous debut two months ago, but officials acknowledged that further repairs were...
  • Obama administration says deadline met for major website fixes

    Obama administration says deadline met for major website fixes
    — The Obama administration said Sunday that it has met its deadline to fix the major problems that have hobbled the federal health care website since its disastrous debut two months ago, but officials acknowledged more repairs are necessary....
  • Senate's No. 2 Republican faces new primary challenge

    WASHINGTON - Mitch McConnell isn't the only Republican Senate leader who must contend with a noteworthy primary challenge. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip, will face a conservative challenger in Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who...
  • House Speaker Boehner lashes out at conservative groups

    House Speaker Boehner lashes out at conservative groups
    WASHINGTON — In an uncharacteristically forceful tone, House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday lambasted the conservative advocacy groups that helped bring his party to power, saying their opposition to a bipartisan budget proposal amounted to an...