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  • Senate votes to advance Keystone XL bill

    WASHINGTON The Keystone XL pipeline won a key vote in the Senate on Monday evening, clearing a path for a bill approving its construction to soon pass after six years of debate over the controversial proposal to ship Canadian crude oil to refineries on...
  • Why Senate Republicans lack a popular mandate

    To the editor: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) should be temperate in the use of his GOP majority. Recall that the Senate reflects the will of the states, not the people. ("Mitch McConnell sings 'Kumbaya,'" Op-Ed, Jan. 10) In her 2012 reelection, Sen....
  • Can the two parties disagree without being disagreeable?

    Can the two parties disagree without being disagreeable?
    Mitch McConnell's debut as the new Senate majority leader served at least one worthy Republican cause. It made Speaker of the House John Boehner, who easily turned back an intraparty challenge on the other side of the Capitol, seem the soul of sweet...
  • Sen. McConnell's ironic view of working with Obama

    Sen. Mitch McConnell told the president that he must "accept reality" and work with Congress to pass laws. This is a very interesting statement coming from the senator who, when President Obama was first elected, stated that he and the Republicans would...
  • Mitch McConnell sings 'Kumbaya'

    The triumphant Republican class of 2014 formally took control of both halves of Congress last week, and here's what it has changed so far: not much. The new GOP majority didn't vote to repeal President Obama's healthcare law. It didn't undo Obama's...
  • Republicans take credit for good economic news -- and anything else that's good

    I’d like to help clear up some political confusion from earlier this week. On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the American people that a recent spate of good news about the U.S. economy is the result of Republicans winning...
  • Can the two parties disagree without being disagreeable

    WASHINGTON -- Mitch McConnell's debut as the new Senate majority leader served at least one worthy Republican cause. It made Speaker of the House John Boehner, who easily turned back an intraparty challenge on the other side of the Capitol, seem the...
  • Don't despair on political prospects for 2015 -- yet!

    "As a Democrat, you must be so depressed starting off this new year with Republicans in control of both houses of Congress." With those words, legendary San Francisco talk show host Ronn Owens greeted me when I sat down for an interview this week during...
  • Senate panel moves Keystone XL pipeline bill, but Democrats delay full Senate debate

    Republicans pushed veto-threatened legislation to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline through a Senate committee Thursday, but Democrats blocked plans for an immediate debate in the full Senate. The Energy and Natural Resources committee moved the bill...
  • Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

    A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. The Energy and Natural Resources committee...
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer, liberal lion from California, to retire after 2016

    Sen. Barbara Boxer, liberal lion from California, to retire after 2016
    The news that Sen. Barbara Boxer would not run for her Senate seat again after nearly four decades in public life was a watershed moment for California and for her fellow Democrats, signifying the end of a political career that has come to embody Bay Area...