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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Standoff worsens over immigration and Homeland Security funds

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Md. groups closely watching new Congress, political landscape

    Md. groups closely watching new Congress, political landscape
    As Congress opens its session on Tuesday, several Maryland interests — including chicken farmers, environmentalists and federal employees — will be watching for signs of how the new political landscape on Capitol Hill will affect issues they...
  • 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...
  • 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...