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  • Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibusters

    Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibusters
    WASHINGTON — Democrats made a historic change to Senate rules Thursday, ending the minority party's ability to use filibusters to block most presidential nominations and, in the process, virtually guaranteeing that the rest of President Obama's term...
  • For Congress, healthcare plans remain a notch above

    For Congress, healthcare plans remain a notch above
    WASHINGTON — Trying to align lawmakers with the people they represent, Congress three years ago decided that when the new healthcare plan took effect, members would give up their platinum health benefits and enroll in the online marketplaces created...
  • Gun control advocates take new look at strategy

    Gun control advocates take new look at strategy
    WASHINGTON — After a year that produced limited results, at best, for their cause, advocates of new gun-safety laws are recalibrating strategy, hoping to find more success at the ballot box and upset the conventional wisdom that opponents of gun...
  • Threat of federal shutdown is windfall for political fundraisers

    Threat of federal shutdown is windfall for political fundraisers
    WASHINGTON — As Americans awoke to find Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) still conducting his all-night talkathon to stop President Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, some also found a pleading email in their in-boxes. "We can win this fight, but we must...
  • Democrats have advantage, also vulnerabilities, in shutdown fight

    Democrats have advantage, also vulnerabilities, in shutdown fight
    WASHINGTON – If government agencies begin to shut down Tuesday morning, both sides in the political battle will be carefully parsing poll results, looking to see how upset the public gets and, importantly, who is getting blamed. Polls so far...
  • With Congress at impasse, government starts shutting down

    With Congress at impasse, government starts shutting down
    WASHINGTON — U.S. government agencies were ordered to close for the first time in more than 17 years after lawmakers stalemated over Republican efforts to block President Obama's healthcare law. More than 800,000 federal workers were to spend...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court to consider challenge to law barring campaign falsehoods

    Supreme Court to consider challenge to law barring campaign falsehoods
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court next week will consider for the first time whether states may enforce laws that make it a crime to knowingly publish false statements about political candidates. The justices will hear an antiabortion group's free-...
  • New Senate polls offer three lessons and some hope for Democrats

    New Senate polls offer three lessons and some hope for Democrats
    WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races. First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had...
  • Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline

    Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline
    WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31. The letter’s forcefulness hints at the...