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  • Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement

    Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement
    A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...
  • Budget deal clears Senate hurdle

    Budget deal clears Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON — A rare bipartisan budget deal aimed at averting another government shutdown cleared its biggest remaining political hurdle Tuesday, ending the best chance opponents had of killing the compromise and worsening tensions between the...
  • It's tea party vs. GOP establishment in North Carolina primary

    It's tea party vs. GOP establishment in North Carolina primary
    Tuesday's primary in North Carolina offers the latest round in the tea party vs. the GOP establishment battle for the U.S. Senate, and so far the establishment appears to be winning. Both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's American...
  • Pack of lies: How the GOP's phony 'court packing' accusation could backfire

     
    Will it work? Republican critics are accusing President Barack Obama of "court packing" for his effort to fill three vacancies on the 11-judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a panel widely considered to be the......
  • 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....
  • A Republican leader goes his own way

    A Republican leader goes his own way
    Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander caused a ripple on Capitol Hill last week by announcing he will drop out of his party's Senate leadership to pursue a more independent course, which would seem to be a break from the GOP's my-way-or-the-highway...
  • Obama defends Atty. Gen. Eric Holder amid Fast and Furious probe

    Obama defends Atty. Gen. Eric Holder amid Fast and Furious probe
    President Obama insisted neither he nor Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. knew federal ATF agents were permitting illegal gun purchases on the southwest border, even as Republican lawmakers released new documents showing the attorney general was given general...
  • President Obama defends attorney general regarding ATF tactics

    President Obama defends attorney general regarding ATF tactics
    President Obama insists neither he nor Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. knew federal ATF agents were permitting illegal gun purchases on the Southwest border, even as Republican lawmakers released new documents showing the attorney general was given...
  • 'Fast and Furious' provision clears Senate

    'Fast and Furious' provision clears Senate
    In a stinging rebuke of the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, an amendment to prevent the Justice Department from conducting any future gun-tracking operations such as the failed "Fast and Furious" program in the future sailed...
  • Smith lags in poll, heads to Washington to raise money

    Smith lags in poll, heads to Washington to raise money
    Headed to Washington on Wednesday evening for a fundraiser in his honor hosted by the campaign arm of the Senate Republicans, candidate Tom Smith is bruised by dismal results of a poll that shows him trailing Bob Casey by 18 points. (For what it's worth,...
  • Senate approves Kerry as secretary of state

    Senate approves Kerry as secretary of state
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Kerry's nomination as President Barack Obama's new secretary of state sailed through the Senate on Tuesday, as his fellow senators voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat....