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  • White House attacks McConnell over impasses on Capitol Hill

    White House attacks McConnell over impasses on Capitol Hill
    The White House on Monday delivered a starkly negative assessment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to deliver on his promises, faulting him for an “unconscionable delay” of President Obama’s choice for attorney...
  • Senate has no reason to delay a vote on Loretta Lynch any longer

    Senate has no reason to delay a vote on Loretta Lynch any longer
    The Senate was expected to vote this week on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general, more than four months after President Obama announced that the veteran prosecutor was his choice to succeed Eric H. Holder Jr. But Senate Majority...
  • McConnell: Attorney general nomination could be delayed

    McConnell: Attorney general nomination could be delayed
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday that he won't hold a confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch as attorney general before the Senate completes work on a bill designed to curb human trafficking. The Kentucky Republican's comments prompted...
  • 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...
  • Dick Cheney on 'Meet the Press'; John McCain on 'Face the Nation'

    Dick Cheney on 'Meet the Press'; John McCain on 'Face the Nation'
    UPDATED: Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be a guest this weekend on NBC's "Meet the Press." Cheney will be in the studio with Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview, NBC News said. "Meet the Press" airs at 9 a.m. Sunday on WESH-Channel 2....
  • Harry Reid suffers broken ribs, facial bones in accident

    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...
  • Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

    Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat
    A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. The Energy and Natural Resources committee...
  • Boehner reelected as Speaker, but control over GOP majority precarious

    Boehner reelected as Speaker, but control over GOP majority precarious
    John A. Boehner secured a third term as House Speaker on Tuesday, overcoming a brazen revolt by GOP conservatives to oust him but renewing questions about his hold over the chamber’s often rambunctious majority. A total of 24 rank-and-file...
  • Obama issues second veto threat in 2 days

    Obama issues second veto threat in 2 days
    The White House issued its second veto threat in as many days Wednesday against top-priority legislation of the new, Republican-controlled Congress, and GOP leaders said they intend to keep challenging President Barack Obama to sign early measures that...
  • White House issues veto threat on Keystone XL pipeline bill

    White House issues veto threat on Keystone XL pipeline bill
    The White House says President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving construction of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline. A bill that would have forced Obama's hand on the issue failed to clear Congress in its final days last year. But the...