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  • Senate delays vote on $1.1 trillion spending bill

    The Senate moved closer Friday to passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund almost all of the government through most of 2015. But detractors on the left and the right were likely to delay final approval of the sweeping measure. The opponents, who have...
  • President Obama, Democrats face rift exposed by spending bill debate

    For much of the last six years, liberal Democrats in Congress have been loyal foot soldiers for their often unpopular president. Now, a rare clash between President Obama and members of his own party suggests Democrats on the left may be marching in a new...
  • U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges

    U.S.-China climate change deal already facing challenges
    A landmark agreement on climate change between the U.S. and China, the world's top two polluting nations, faced immediate challenges from experts who warned that it would require an overhaul of China's economy and from Republicans in Congress who vowed to...
  • Albert R. Hunt: Candidates offer everything except governing agenda

    Albert R. Hunt: Candidates offer everything except governing agenda
    The U.S. midterm elections have had almost everything, except a vision for governing. Democrats leveled charges that hard-hearted Republicans would slice Granny's Social Security and throw her off the Medicare rolls while denying younger women...
  • After slight at voting booth, McConnell predicts 'good day' for GOP

    After slight at voting booth, McConnell predicts 'good day' for GOP
    Sen. Mitch McConnell may well win reelection because he successfully persuaded Kentucky voters to view the race as a referendum on President Obama's six years in office instead of his 30. After all, Obama's approval rating was just 32% among voters here...
  • Republicans expect gains, but many races close on election day

    Republicans expect gains, but many races close on election day
    Republicans are poised to make major gains and possibly recapture control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday in midterm elections that could serve as a public referendum on President Barack Obama's job performance. Millions of Americans will cast ballots to...
  • An hourly guide to midterm election race viewing

    One usually surefire way to gauge the political climate on election night is to follow the clock of poll closings across the nation, east to west. But this is no normal midterm. Several races are expected to be razor-close to the very end, and some...
  • Mitch McConnell wins re-election in Kentucky

    Mitch McConnell wins re-election in Kentucky
    Sen. Mitch McConnell was elected to a sixth term Tuesday, putting the veteran Capitol deal maker on track to achieve his longtime goal of becoming the Senate’s majority leader. McConnell successfully used the state’s deep opposition to...
  • Hollywood Democrats See Mitch McConnell's Win as Signal of a Tough Night

    California polls will close at 8 p.m. PT, when Democrats are expected to have a host of victories including the reelection of Jerry Brown as governor. But before that, Hollywood progressives are braced for a rough few hours which could see the Democrats...
  • Closely divided Senate is rare; how will the chamber function?

    In 1953, with Republicans holding a one-seat majority as the new Senate convened, independent Oregon Sen. Wayne Morse saw himself in a unique position of power. To reinforce the point, he made a conspicuous entrance to the chamber on the session’s...
  • Kentucky's Mitch McConnell basks in victory

    The program was befitting of a presidential campaign launch, and the mood in the room clearly one of celebration. But Sen. Mitch McConnell, elected to a sixth term and poised to become the Senate majority leader, struck a decidedly humble tone. He was,...