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  • Democrats help block Obama's civil rights nominee Debo Adegbile

    WASHINGTON—In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division. In a statement, President Obama called the 47-52...
  • Senate rejects Obama's civil rights nominee

    Senate rejects Obama's civil rights nominee
    WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
  • Senate leader Reid drops IMF reforms from Ukraine aid package

    WASHINGTON -- Bowing to Republican opposition, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that legislation to provide $1 billion in aid to Ukraine would move forward without a contested provision to expand the loan-making authority of the...
  • U.S. Senate race in Hawaii pits opposing wings of Democratic Party

    HONOLULU — In primaries across the country — in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and other states — Republicans are locked in a heart-and-soul battle between purists and pragmatists clashing over what it means to represent the party, its...
  • In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer

    In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer
    WASHINGTON--The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, delivered the opening invocation in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, praying "to Buddha and all" and suggesting that purity of thought will guide humanity's actions. In his saffron robe,...
  • Reid will refund campaign for purchases from granddaughter's business

    WASHINGTON —   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to reimburse his campaign more than $16,000 for purchasing holiday gifts from his granddaughter's jewelry business. The Federal Election Commission sent Reid’s campaign a letter...
  • Senators plan all-nighter to spotlight climate change

    WASHINGTON-- You could look at it as a filibuster without the bill. After the last round of votes concludes Monday night, 28 senators plan to talk the night away in series of speeches delivered on the chamber floor, focused on climate change. Although...
  • Ukraine loans stalled in Congress for reasons unrelated to aid

    Ukraine loans stalled in Congress for reasons unrelated to aid
    WASHINGTON - Even areas of agreement in Congress get snarled in political gamesmanship. That's what's happening to a $1-billion Ukraine loan package that has widespread support, but is stalled by a partisan fight over other issues, including the...
  • Congress hard at work at nothing at all

    Sadly, the American public does not have a thunderbolt to throw at Congress to get its members to quit acting like petulant children and focus on doing the work of the nation. In their latest tantrum, House Republicans passed a measure to sue President...
  • Obama's fading dream of a foreign policy legacy

    President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact....
  • The Senate can keep its filibuster, for now, a court says

    In a little-noticed decision, a federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by Common Cause and some members of the House of Representatives challenging the time-honored (some would say time-dishonored) practice of the Senate filibuster. What? You...