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  • Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline

    Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline
    A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats including Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey supported. The measure...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Post-midterms, back to gridlock as usual

    In the two weeks since President Barack Obama and top Republican congressional leaders vowed to seek common ground following GOP election victories, that goal has remained elusive. On issue after issue, the two sides are taking positions and...
  • Keystone comes up dry

    Keystone comes up dry
    Tuesday evening's Senate vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline may have come up one vote shy of the necessary 60-vote margin, but it's surely not the last we've heard of the project. Republicans have become so enamored of TransCanada's vision of a 1,...
  • Senate falls short on Keystone, battle looms with Obama next year

    WASHINGTON The Senate failed to vote for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, rebuffing a Democratic senator fighting for her political career and setting up a confrontation between President Barack Obama and a Republican-controlled...
  • Keystone XL pipeline supporters appear short of votes in Senate

    Keystone XL pipeline supporters appear short of votes in Senate
    Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday will send a bill to the desk of President Barack Obama, but they appear to be just short. With the chamber apparently stuck at 59 votes in favor of Keystone XL,...
  • Analysis: Lessons for Democratic strategists from 2014

    WASHINGTON You could feel it from day one of this cycle. Senate Democratic strategists knew they were smarter than their Republican adversaries. They'd out-think them and out-work them. Incumbent Democratic senators who run good campaigns rarely lose,...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Senate majority changes; dysfunction remains the same

    WASHINGTON If you think governmental dysfunction has been alleviated by the midterm elections, think again. As the Republicans prepare to take control of both houses of the Congress, the same elements that have produced gridlock between the legislature...
  • Moderate Democrats are now in play in Senate

    WASHINGTON Moderate Democrats in the Senate are feeling downright frisky these days. Long taken for granted in the majority, they now are poised to flex newfound muscle in a Republican-controlled Senate where their votes will be crucial to both parties....
  • No lame duck president

    No lame duck president
    For those who expected President Barack Obama to spend his final two years in office curled up in the fetal position after the thunderclap of Republican victories in the midterm election, better brace yourselves. Returning from his diplomatic trip to Asia...
  • White House hints at veto as Congress moves on Keystone pipeline

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives approved a bill Friday authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a potential showdown between President Barack Obama and Capitol Hill over the controversial project. Following the House's...
  • Can Harry Reid learn new tricks for Democrats?

    WASHINGTON Democrats this week lost the first big campaign skirmish of 2016. They head into next year's Congress with an embattled Senate leader who faced strong public criticism from colleagues. Republicans are thrilled that the Senate face of the...