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  • Diplomacy out, blunt talk in as Obama gets tough on GOP

    With a tone of outrage and eye-rolling dismissiveness, President Barack Obama and his White House team are working out their aggressions on Republicans. Well into the final quarter of Obama's presidency the White House approach is, if you can't join 'em,...
  • Peevish or loaded for bear _ Obama getting tough on critics

    Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and scornfully calling them out by...
  • Obama calls delay of his attorney general nominee 'crazy'

    President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was "hopeful" that the...
  • Obama to Senate: Approve Loretta Lynch nomination now

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday called on Republicans to schedule a vote on his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, calling Loretta Lynch's monthslong wait a case of Senate "dysfunction" gone too far. At a news...
  • Bipartisan hints emerge in Senate mostly on asserting its power

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate showed a rare burst of bipartisanship this week on the one thing that brings Congress together: giving more power to Congress. Republicans and a group of Democrats agreed on a proposal to require President Barack Obama to bring...
  • Senate seeks deal on stalled human trafficking bill

    Key lawmakers are working to resolve a dispute over abortion that has long held up Senate approval of legislation to crack down on human trafficking. Sens. Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn, the two top Senate Republicans, both expressed hope Thursday...
  • Schumer: McConnell needs to learn to 'play ball'

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to learn to "play ball" with Democrats instead of trying to "roll" them, Charles E. Schumer, the heir apparent to Minority Leader Harry Reid, said Thursday in a hallway interview. Schumer called the...
  • Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

    Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women. But after years of complaints and failed efforts, huge majorities of both parties in...
  • Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back. The...
  • Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran, Lynch

    Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how Medicare pays physicians as lawmakers return from a spring break tangled up in domestic and foreign policy disputes. Republican and...
  • Activists: Vote now to confirm Lynch as US attorney general

    U.S. Senate leaders should immediately call for a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general, national civil rights activists urged Saturday. The National Action Network, the NAACP, the National Urban League and other groups announced their...