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  • First job for new Republican Senate is Keystone XL: McConnell

    The new Republican-controlled Senate's first act in January will be approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. McConnell told reporters that the bill would be based on a measure that failed in the Senate last...
  • Poll: Democratic, GOP bases disenchanted with their parties

    WASHINGTON Congress heads home for the holidays with a hearty good riddance from voters. Even partisans have soured on their own parties. Republicans are disenchanted with Republicans in Congress, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. Democrats are...
  • New federal budget bill lets political parties cash in

    WASHINGTON A provision in the $1.1 trillion omnibus budget bill that President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law this week will open up new sources of cash for the nation's two political parties. Eleven paragraphs added to the bill as a last-...
  • McCain understands moral weight of torture report

    McCain understands moral weight of torture report
    As a former prisoner of war who experienced torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese, John McCain has more standing, by far, than any of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate when it comes to rendering judgment about the CIA's Bush-era "enhanced...
  • IRS' 'safe harbor' loophole frustrates those fighting labor tax cheats

    WASHINGTON IRS revenue officer Dean Prodromos was rarely a welcome guest when he arrived in the lobby of a company asking about its books. The longtime Sacramento, Calif., tax examiner took comfort in knowing he was helping to level the playing field for...
  • UAW chief backs labor board decisions on email, organizing votes

    The president of the United Auto Workers union on Monday called the National Labor Relations Board's recent decisions to allow employees to use company email to organize and unions to hold faster elections to represent workers "the right thing to do."...
  • Obama rescues Boehner with spending bill

    How often will President Barack Obama come to the rescue of House Speaker John Boehner even when Republican leaders aren't willing to give much in return? And does the president want to preside over a split in his party? These are among the questions...
  • How to get rid of lame ducks

    How to get rid of lame ducks
    All across America, zombies are filing into legislatures to pass laws, approve appointments and release reports. The living dead, reanimated and walking among us, are senators and representatives who were defeated in November or chose to retire....
  • Dick Cheney on 'Meet the Press'; John McCain on 'Face the Nation'

    Dick Cheney on 'Meet the Press'; John McCain on 'Face the Nation'
    UPDATED: Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be a guest this weekend on NBC's "Meet the Press." Cheney will be in the studio with Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview, NBC News said. "Meet the Press" airs at 9 a.m. Sunday on WESH-Channel 2....
  • Senate delays vote on $1.1 trillion spending bill

    The Senate moved closer Friday to passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund almost all of the government through most of 2015. But detractors on the left and the right were likely to delay final approval of the sweeping measure. The opponents, who have...
  • President Obama, Democrats face rift exposed by spending bill debate

    For much of the last six years, liberal Democrats in Congress have been loyal foot soldiers for their often unpopular president. Now, a rare clash between President Obama and members of his own party suggests Democrats on the left may be marching in a new...