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  • Nancy Pelosi on ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’; Paul Ryan on ‘Meet the Press’

     
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks Thursday on Capitol Hill about her bill to ban assault weapons. Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The weekend political discussion starts on HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Maher...
  • The Federal Reserve Betrays Retailers, Hands Another Victory to Wall Street

    It appeared earlier this month that the Senate had ended its battle over "swipe fees," which banks charge merchants for processing credit or debit cards. It appeared that the story was over, and an effort by big banks to maintain high swipe fees was...
  • McManus: A Rove 'money bomb'?

    McManus: A Rove 'money bomb'?
    Here's a short list of Democrats who secretly hope Mitt Romney gets his presidential campaign turned around fast and gives President Obama a run for his money: Heidi Heitkamp, the Democratic Senate candidate in North Dakota; Jon Tester, the Democratic...
  • Democrats retain narrow majority in Senate

    Democrats retain narrow majority in Senate
    WASHINGTON — Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress. The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • Casey has more than $1 million going into 2011

     
    Sen. Bob Casey had about $1.3 million on hand at the end of 2010, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. The cash puts Casey right in the middle of his......
  • Budget rider would lift wolf protections in northern Rockies

     
    When Congress passes the federal budget, it’s increasingly likely lawmakers will also be sealing the fate of wolves in the northern Rockies. An unrelated rider quietly attached by legislators from Montana and Idaho to the crucial spending compromise...
  • Nelson, 4 other embattled Dems, stake out Medicare position

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida Senator Bill Nelson joined with four fellow Democrats on Monday to warn the White House against a Republican budget plan to restructure Medicare as a voucher-like program. Why are they...
  • Mack IV takes a hit from another national politics publication

     
    The National Journal has done another assessment of the likelihood that Republicans can win back control of the U.S. Senate this year, and the analysis by the respected national publication is less-than-optimistic for the GOP. “[L]ooking at the...
  • Terrorists welcome: Hardin, Montana

     
    by Mark Silva Montana has a home where the terrorists can roam. For all the "NIMBY" worries about what will happen to some 250 dangerous detainees once the Obama administration closes the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the good......
  • Sonia Sotomayor: NRA test (failing) case

     
    by David G. Savage and James Oliphant As the Senate begins debate Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with the outcome assured, the only remaining questions are whether the National Rifle Assn. can claim to have swayed votes against......