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  • GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama

    With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours,...
  • Harry Reid to retire; Durbin backs Schumer to lead Democrats in Senate

    Harry Reid to retire; Durbin backs Schumer to lead Democrats in Senate
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms. Three-term New York Sen. Chuck Schumer faces a relatively...
  • Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

    Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House
    Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Working into Friday's pre-dawn...
  • Senators to seek symbolic vote on US sanctions against Iran

    WASHINGTON Sen. Mark Kirk said he'll seek to force a symbolic vote on increased U.S. sanctions against Iran during debate this week on the federal budget. "I have an amendment coming up that basically recommends a new round of sanctions," said Kirk, R-...
  • Lynch confirmation vote in Senate seen delayed until mid-April

    WASHINGTON U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch probably won't get a Senate confirmation vote until at least mid-April, five months after she was nominated, because the chamber plans to spend this week debating its budget proposal. "Budget all...
  • New England editorial roundup

    The MetroWest Daily News of Framingham (Mass.) March 19, 2015 The Senate was expected to vote this week on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general, more than four months after President Barack Obama announced that the veteran...
  • Attorney general vote delayed as trafficking bill stalls

    A Senate stalemate over legislation to combat human trafficking deepened Thursday, almost certainly delaying a confirmation vote on the president's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, until mid-April. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had...
  • US Rep. Clark pushing bill to help opiate exposed newborns

    U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark is joining Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push legislation aimed at helping hospitals diagnose and treat newborns exposed to opiates. The Massachusetts Democrat cited reports she said show that the rise...
  • Senate Republicans must remember intent of anti-trafficking proposal

    Members of the U.S. Senate are making a mockery of important legislation to help victims of human trafficking. If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., doesn't intervene, he risks much-deserved criticism his caucus is bandying women's health issues...
  • White House attacks McConnell over impasses on Capitol Hill

    White House attacks McConnell over impasses on Capitol Hill
    The White House on Monday delivered a starkly negative assessment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to deliver on his promises, faulting him for an “unconscionable delay” of President Obama’s choice for attorney...
  • Democrats block trafficking bill over abortion dispute

    Senate Democrats blocked legislation Tuesday to help the victims of human trafficking amid a partisan dispute over abortion that threatens to sink the once-uncontroversial measure. The outcome left the fate of the legislation uncertain and the president'...