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  • U.S. House Republican floats plan to defund immigration order but avoid shutdown

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. House Republican on Tuesday floated a plan to avoid a government shutdown fight in December while also setting a path for undoing sweeping immigration changes President Barack Obama is expected to execute. Under a...
  • Senate falls short on Keystone, battle looms with Obama next year

    WASHINGTON The Senate failed to vote for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, rebuffing a Democratic senator fighting for her political career and setting up a confrontation between President Barack Obama and a Republican-controlled...
  • Threats and promises on immigration

    Threats and promises on immigration
    House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama would be "inviting big trouble" by taking unilateral action on immigration. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it would be "like waving a red flag in front of a bull." Well, get...
  • Republicans could need a new message on climate change in 2016

    WASHINGTON Senate Republicans swept into power vowing to fight what they call the White House's "war on coal," but at least one says they need a broader message than "no" in 2016. "I think there will be a political problem for the Republican Party...
  • Parties put governing behind winning political support

    Parties put governing behind winning political support
    We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...
  • Obama heads home after �pretty good week� overseas

    BRISBANE, Australia President Barack Obama Sunday wrapped up what was arguably the best week he's had in years. Then he had to go home. Stung by low approval and the loss of the Senate to the Republicans, Obama enjoyed a surprisingly successful...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Senate majority changes; dysfunction remains the same

    WASHINGTON If you think governmental dysfunction has been alleviated by the midterm elections, think again. As the Republicans prepare to take control of both houses of the Congress, the same elements that have produced gridlock between the legislature...
  • Moderate Democrats are now in play in Senate

    WASHINGTON Moderate Democrats in the Senate are feeling downright frisky these days. Long taken for granted in the majority, they now are poised to flex newfound muscle in a Republican-controlled Senate where their votes will be crucial to both parties....
  • Obama legacy may rest in an accord the planet needed

    The minute we glimpse a flicker of hope in the fight against climate change, Republicans in Congress announce their intention to snuff it out. Fortunately for the planet, it seems they can't. This week's stunning announcement of a long-range agreement...
  • Administration makes case for emergency Ebola funds

    Administration makes case for emergency Ebola funds
    Federal health officials told a Senate committee Wednesday that the Obama administration's request for $6.2 billion in emergency funding is critical to fighting the spread of Ebola, and there were indications the proposal could win broad bipartisan...
  • No lame duck president

    No lame duck president
    For those who expected President Barack Obama to spend his final two years in office curled up in the fetal position after the thunderclap of Republican victories in the midterm election, better brace yourselves. Returning from his diplomatic trip to Asia...