| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
The feeling inside the GOP these days can be summed up in a paraphrase of a line by an old French Marxist: "Hell is other Republicans."
After a government shutdown that was foreseen as a failure even by many of those who haplessly provoked it, the party...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The conventional wisdom evolves. Yesterday, Washington was merely broken, gridlocked, dysfunctional. The passive voice spread the blame evenly. Today, it's agreed that Republican obstructionism is the root of all evil — GOP resistance having now...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:04 AM
Sen. Bob Casey believes any tax reform package should include incentives for investing in domestic manufacturing, life science innovation and renewable energy. And the Pennsylvania Democrat wants the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit -...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:23 PM
A new Gallup poll suggested Monday why Republicans running in some of the most contested U.S. Senate races this year will be campaigning fiercely against President Obama, even as their Democratic counterparts strive to make the races about anything but...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:55 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama intends to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus as his next ambassador to China, officials said, a move that may bolster the Democratic Party's chances of holding the Senate seat in 2014 and signal that the tax reform effort...
| Apr 17, 2013
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......
| Dec 23, 2011
Ending weeks of partisan gridlock -- the norm these days for Capitol Hill -- House Republicans agreed Thursday to a two-month extension of a tax cut for working Americans with the stipulation that Senate Democrats agree to appoint conferees to......
| Dec 23, 2011
| 12:39 PM
Ending weeks of partisan gridlock -- the norm these days for Capitol Hill -- House Republicans agreed Thursday to a two-month extension of a tax cut for working Americans with the stipulation that Senate Democrats agree to appoint conferees to negotiate...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Calling it a "partial step forward," Republicans and Democrats agreed Wednesday morning that the payroll tax cuts for American workers need to be extended through all of 2012, yet put off how to pay for it until future meetings.
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen....