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  • Cornyn redefines his role as Senate GOP Whip

    WASHINGTON As majority whip, John Cornyn has tangled often with the tea party. He has championed pragmatic floor tactics and was an architect of the GOP's successful drive to broaden its Senate footprint over the last three cycles by betting on candidates with establishment roots. He handily defeated seven gadfly challengers in a 2014 primary election.
  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

    Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate negotiators kicked off work on a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond. "A budget is more than just a...

    Senate committee examines Bush-era education law

    A Senate committee began debating legislation Tuesday that attempts to fix the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law by giving states more control in determining how to hold public schools accountable for student performance. The early focus...

    Grassley resistant to criminal justice overhaul, but says he's willing to talk

    WASHINGTON Sixteen senators and representatives accepted an invitation to the White House from President Barack Obama on Feb. 24 to discuss ways the administration and Congress could work together to pass a meaningful criminal justice overhaul....

    White House Brief: Things to know about Lincoln Chafee

    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee made a surprise announcement Thursday that he was considering a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016. Key things to know about Chafee: ___ THE BRIEF Lincoln Chafee has built a reputation as a contrarian in...