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  • GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

    Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner'...
  • Conservatives take turns slamming Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and even Jeb Bush

    OXON HILL, Md. Republican potential presidential candidates seemed torn Thursday: Would they get more accolades from conservatives by bashing President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush? It was hard to say whom the thousands of activists...
  • Netanyahu to meet McConnell, Reid on day of speech to Congress

    WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet next week with the top Republican and Democrat in the U.S. Senate after rejecting a request for a meeting from two of the chamber's key Democrats. Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint...
  • Senate considers deal to avoid partial Homeland Security shutdown

    Senate considers deal to avoid partial Homeland Security shutdown
    Senate leaders moved toward a deal Wednesday to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, sidestepping a fight over immigration policy. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, declared his administration would curtail deportation of immigrants...
  • Homeland Security funding still up in the air

    WASHINGTON House Republican leaders on Thursday floated a plan to pass a short-term bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security, avert a partial shutdown and prompt negotiations with the Senate, which is poised to pass its own measure to fund...
  • Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

    Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. Approval in the Senate would send...
  • Stuart Rothenberg: Remembrance of shutdowns past

    WASHINGTON Republicans scored big gains in the 2010 and 2014 elections because both of those midterms were about President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Democrats had successful elections in 2006, 2008 and 2012 primarily because they made those...
  • Back to basics: Keep 'em separated

    A prediction: Within a week, the president will sign an appropriations bill extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Recently, a federal district court judge in Texas doused (but didn't extinguish) the hottest populist political fire in...
  • McConnell's move to avert shutdown cheers vulnerable senators up in 2016

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is always looking ahead to the next election. And as much as the Kentucky Republican's move to go ahead with a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security drew the ire of the conservative base,...
  • Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong

    Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong
    I read Jules Witcover's column ("GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama," Feb. 24) and immediately saw that the date that Sen. Mitch McConnell was purported to have "vowed to make him [President Barack Obama] a one-term president" was inaccurate....
  • Homeland Security runs out of money this week unless Congress acts

    WASHINGTON Congress will return to work Monday with only four days left to pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill and avert a partial agency shutdown and the furlough of about 30,000 federal employees. Most of the department's employees...