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  • Senators 'getting closer' to budget deal, Reid says

    Senators 'getting closer' to budget deal, Reid says
    WASHINGTON -- Senators edged closer to a budget deal Monday as the top four congressional leaders were called to an afternoon meeting at the White House. “We’re getting closer. We’re working on it,” Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • Big loser: Republican Party; Big winner: Ted Cruz

    Whew! That was close. We almost went over the cliff, but were spared at the 11th hour by a half-hearted deal that re-opens the government -- but only till January 15; raises the debt ceiling -- but only till February 7; and creates a bicameral, bipartisan...
  • White House tries to reassure Democratic lawmakers about Obamacare

    White House tries to reassure Democratic lawmakers about Obamacare
    WASHINGTON — Sixteen Senate Democrats met with President Obama on Wednesday to urge that he right his foundering healthcare website, warning of a "crisis of confidence" if he doesn't act quickly. The president's team acknowledged struggling with...
  • Nelson pushes for passage of ID theft bill

    Nelson pushes for passage of ID theft bill
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is pushing for passage of his bill to toughen criminal penalties for thieves who steal identities to file for fake federal income tax refunds in light of two reports that showed Thursday the government potentially paid $3.6...
  • Sebelius on offense, tells Senate panel she won't delay Obamacare

    Sebelius on offense, tells Senate panel she won't delay Obamacare
    WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that she had considered shutting down the problematic Obamacare website, but has no intention of delaying implementation of the nation’s new healthcare law....
  • Obama in the dark on healthcare.gov

    Watching President Obama's press conference Thursday, I almost started humming the old ditty the "Farmer in the Dell" because all I could think was: "The cheese stands alone." The president did his level best to explain that he was as in the dark as...
  • Obamacare-speak fails to mask an evolving fiasco

    The Obama administration once gave us "man-caused disasters" for acts of terrorism and "workplace violence" for the Fort Hood shootings. Now it has trumped those past linguistic contortions by changing words to mask the Obamacare disaster. The...
  • Brian Schweitzer won't run for U.S. Senate seat in Montana

    WASHINGTON -- Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer won't seek Montana's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014, a blow to Democrats' hopes of holding the seat and preserving their overall Senate majority. The popular Democrat, who left the governor's office in...
  • Internet sales tax bill advances, but final Senate passage delayed

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday failed to pass bipartisan legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes from larger Internet retailers, but the bill cleared a key procedural hurdle and is on track for approval after lawmakers return...
  • Key lawmaker: House will be 'more thoughtful' on Internet sales tax

    Key lawmaker: House will be 'more thoughtful' on Internet sales tax
    WASHINGTON -- A key House committee chairman said his panel would take a "more thoughtful" approach to legislation allowing states to force retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. His comments signaled that momentum from Monday's easy...
  • Background check 'win-win' amendment gets a 'no, thanks' from Senate minority

     
    Senate deals setback to gun bill in vote on background checks tells the story of how the filibuster wins again: The final vote was, 54 (yes) to 46 (no), after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) switched his vote to......