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  • In early White House maneuvering, Paul avoids predictability

    Rand Paul wasn't a conventional Republican when he won a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky, and he's not mapping out a predictable strategy as he ponders a 2016 bid for the White House. Paul confirmed Friday that he will announce his intentions in April or...
  • Republican majorities struggle to get Congress working

    Republican majorities struggle to get Congress working
    After six weeks in session and 139 roll call votes in a House and Senate that feature some of the largest Republican majorities in generations, one of the most telling statistics from the new Congress is this: President Obama's veto threats outnumber...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: No Friday votes yet under GOP Senate

    Meet the new Senate schedule: same as the old Senate schedule. When Republicans routed Democrats in November's midterm elections, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell promised there would be changes in how the Senate functioned. More open debate,...
  • Republican senators pushing to stop filibusters, House member says

    WASHINGTON House conservatives are increasingly pushing the Senate to "go nuclear" and change filibuster rules so a Homeland Security Department funding bill that would block President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration can move forward. But...
  • House conservatives call on Senate to change filibuster rules in Homeland Security standoff

    WASHINGTON Well, that didn't take long. As House Republicans grapple with how they can force Senate Democrats to take up their version of a Department of Homeland Security funding bill, some conservatives are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
  • Boehner: Senate Democrats need to 'get off their �'

    WASHINGTON GOP House leaders emerged from a Republican Conference meeting Wednesday with a persistent refrain on Department of Homeland Security funding: The House has done its job; it's time for the Senate to act. During their weekly Republican...
  • New boss same as the old boss? Republicans still stymied in Senate

    WASHINGTON When Republicans held only the House of Representatives, their efforts at lawmaking always died in the Democratic Senate. They thought everything would change if they could win the Senate, allowing them to pass legislation through Congress and...
  • Standoff worsens over immigration and Homeland Security funds

    After not one, not two but three unsuccessful attempts to get a Homeland Security bill through the Senate that also guts President Obama's immigration plan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday it's time for a new strategy. The problem...
  • Senate backs Botticelli as drug czar; official calls substance abuse 'disease like any other'

    President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as U.S. drug "czar" won unanimous approval in the Senate Monday as lawmakers vowed to curb an epidemic that results in more than 40,000 deaths a year from overdoses of prescription painkillers, heroin and other...
  • Doyle McManus: Obama's new budget reads like a work of fiction

    Doyle McManus: Obama's new budget reads like a work of fiction
    When one party owns the White House and the other holds Congress, the president's annual budget is a strange, almost fictional document. It's not a draft from which the real federal budget will be written; Congress controls that process from beginning...
  • A juvenile GOP succeeds so far in producing epic fails

    Bang. Bang. Crash. That was the sound of the Republican majority in Congress shooting itself in both feet, then tripping over them. At a moment of heightened concern that terrorists in the Middle East might stage or inspire attacks on U.S. soil, the...