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  • As midterms loom, Obama shifts spotlight to economy

    EVANSTON Ill. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama tried on Thursday to turn the spotlight on the economy, the issue U.S. voters care about most ahead of November midterm elections, making the case that his policies have steered the country away from the...
  • Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama's hand on Keystone

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the...
  • A grand design for greater gridlock at National Labor Relations Board

    Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee thinks he has the solution to perceived problems at the National Labor Relations Board: Make the five-member body just as deadlocked as Congress. Alexander's recently proposed NLRB Reform Act, which has the...
  • Selling Mitch McConnell: What's love got to do with it?

    PADUCAH Ky (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don't view him as a "real Kentuckian," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores...
  • Congress could vote next week to help Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Congress was largely receptive Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, but lawmakers are divided on the details, and it's not clear how quickly they will act on his push to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels....
  • 113th Congress could yield fewest laws in 60 years

    WASHINGTON Say this about the 113th Congress: It has managed to live down to low expectations. With only a lame-duck post-Election Day mop-up session left before a new Congress takes the oath of office in January, the 113th is on track to be one of the...
  • Hollywood 'Ready for Hillary' at Political Fundraiser

    Burt Bacharach sang "Alfie" and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) talked of the urgency of keeping the Senate this year from Republican Mitch McConnell's leadership. But the several dozen industry figures and Los Angeles politicos who attended a political...
  • 'I'm back,' Hillary Clinton tells Iowa

    INDIANOLA, Iowa Hillary Rodham Clinton all but kicked off her 2016 White House campaign bid Sunday before a festive crowd of 6,000 in this pivotal state, presenting herself as a child and champion of the still-struggling middle class. Dogged by an...
  • Analysis: Shutdown as a campaign issue? That was so last year

    WASHINGTON Even before the government started shutting down, one year ago Tuesday night, it seemed a sure bet that throughout the coming campaign congressional Republicans would be made to rue the political consequences of their showdown strategy....
  • Perez draws attention for attorney general

    Perez draws attention for attorney general
    — Marylander Thomas E. Perez, who has served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor for a little more than a year, is now being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: successor to Attorney...
  • As election nears, control of Senate looks surprisingly uncertain

    Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide. Republicans still enjoy the more secure...