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  • Obama's plan of action on immigration may derail Republican agenda

    Rising Republican hostility toward President Obama's impending immigration plan is as intense as has ever existed between the White House and the GOP. House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio says the president's executive action — expected to be...
  • U.S. surveillance bill faces tough fight in Senate

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A bill to end the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency appeared to be in jeopardy on Tuesday after senior Republican senators said the measure would benefit Islamic State...
  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July. The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
  • Moderate Democrats are now in play in Senate

    WASHINGTON Moderate Democrats in the Senate are feeling downright frisky these days. Long taken for granted in the majority, they now are poised to flex newfound muscle in a Republican-controlled Senate where their votes will be crucial to both parties....
  • Reid: Obama immigration executive action 'isn't anything new'

    Don't expect a novel legal justification from the White House for President Barack Obama's decision to provide unilateral deportation relief to the undocumented, said Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. When asked if he thinks the president's move would survive a...
  • Capitol Hill talks on drought bill dry up, to resume next year

    WASHINGTON Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday pulled the plug on secret, high-stakes negotiations over a water bill for her drought-plagued state, saying she and fellow lawmakers will try again next year. Feinstein's unexpected...
  • Stuck? GOP cannot cut off money to Obama immigration order

    WASHINGTON Republicans may not be able to stop President Barack Obama from making big changes in immigration policy on his own, at least not now. First, a top Republican in the House of Representatives alerted colleagues Thursday that they have no...
  • Obama to immigrants: 'Come out of the shadows'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama moved Thursday to halt deportations for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants, defying congressional Republicans who called his unilateral action an affront to the constitutional separation of powers. Obama's...
  • Rep. Ryan blasts Obama's impending executive order on immigration

    WASHINGTON Paul Ryan, new chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, had harsh words Wednesday for President Barack Obama's expected move to give some form of legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. "I fear that if the...
  • Are Feinstein and Boxer too old to serve California? No, but they pose another problem

    Are Feinstein and Boxer too old to serve California? No, but they pose another problem
    Many Californians, and not just Republicans, would like to see fresh faces representing the state in the U.S. Senate. At ages 81 and 73, respectively, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are not only some of the most senior among the senior citizens...
  • Obama prepares to act on immigration

    Obama prepares to act on immigration
    Thousands of immigrants in Maryland who are living in the country illegally could be shielded from deportation under an executive order President Barack Obama is set to unveil Thursday, an effort that has drawn sharp condemnation from congressional...