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  • Homeland Security funding still up in the air

    WASHINGTON House Republican leaders on Thursday floated a plan to pass a short-term bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security, avert a partial shutdown and prompt negotiations with the Senate, which is poised to pass its own measure to fund...
  • Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

    Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. Approval in the Senate would send...
  • Stuart Rothenberg: Remembrance of shutdowns past

    WASHINGTON Republicans scored big gains in the 2010 and 2014 elections because both of those midterms were about President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Democrats had successful elections in 2006, 2008 and 2012 primarily because they made those...
  • Back to basics: Keep 'em separated

    A prediction: Within a week, the president will sign an appropriations bill extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Recently, a federal district court judge in Texas doused (but didn't extinguish) the hottest populist political fire in...
  • McConnell's move to avert shutdown cheers vulnerable senators up in 2016

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is always looking ahead to the next election. And as much as the Kentucky Republican's move to go ahead with a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security drew the ire of the conservative base,...
  • Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong

    Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong
    I read Jules Witcover's column ("GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama," Feb. 24) and immediately saw that the date that Sen. Mitch McConnell was purported to have "vowed to make him [President Barack Obama] a one-term president" was inaccurate....
  • Is the US Senate ungovernable?

    Is the US Senate ungovernable?
    WASHINGTON -- For Harry Reid and his Senate Democrats, revenge is a dish best served bold. For years, they complained that the Republican minority had tied the chamber in knots. But now, just weeks into their stint in the minority, Democrats are...
  • In a bind, Senate Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

    In a bind, Senate Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill
    A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed by conservatives but strongly opposed by President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats....
  • GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama

    GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama
    The determination of conservative Republicans to thwart Barack Obama at every turn was clear from the first days after his election in 2008, as their Senate leader Mitch McConnell publicly vowed to make him "a one-term president." That goal got a...
  • 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...
  • Embrace civil liberties, GOP

    Embrace civil liberties, GOP
    As is tradition, the New Year has sparked a wave of resolutions. As a declaration of our aspirations, resolutions help us plot a course to self-improvement for success and longer, healthier lives. In that vein, if the Republican Party hopes to...