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  • 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...
  • Kentucky bourbon the proof of bipartisanship? Neat

    WASHINGTON The bourbon was flowing and, at least in one Washington ballroom, a spirit of bipartisanship broke out Tuesday night, courtesy of Kentucky's distillers. A 42-gallon oak barrel filled with a mix of some the state's best bourbon made a 545-...
  • Democrats block DHS bill over immigration provisions

    WASHINGTON Democrats banded together Tuesday to block the Senate from considering a Homeland Security spending bill, leaving GOP leaders scrambling to find another path forward to challenge the president over immigration. All 46 members of the Democratic...
  • Senate turns to immigration amid return of shutdown rhetoric

    WASHINGTON As Senate Democrats praised the GOP majority for a new era of openness, they were already preparing for an abrupt turn when the chamber's attention focuses on immigration. "What we have seen over the last several weeks is the Senate I...
  • Mitch McConnell and 'regular order': Just flirting or going steady?

    New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised senators late last year that he'd return to the "regular order" of debate and amendments that his predecessor, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada, had abandoned. But as the Senate struggled to...
  • Keystone XL amendments had senators doing the unusual: voting ... a lot

    Something unusual happened in Congress this week: Senators voted -- not just once or twice, but more than 20 times, right up until midnight Thursday. In contrast to the recent years of gridlock and paralysis, senators took vote after politically tough...
  • New Congress convenes with Republicans holding majority in House and Senate

    New Congress convenes with Republicans holding majority in House and Senate. A new Congress has convened with Republicans ready to take charge of the House and Senate. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was poised to become the new Senate majority leader. In...
  • Harry Reid suffers broken ribs, facial bones in accident

    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his Nevada home Thursday, causing the lawmaker to fall. In a statement issued Friday, Reid's office said the 75-year-old senator was...