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  • In new role, Republican Paul Ryan takes aim at tax reform

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, the leading Republican voice on fiscal policy, vowed on Wednesday to start overhauling the U.S. tax code despite Washington gridlock that he says will worsen with President Barack Obama's planned...
  • CBC rallies to defend Brown, Democrats' seniority system

    WASHINGTON It was a good day for the Congressional Black Caucus: In just a matter of hours Wednesday, the powerful group saw Democrats' seniority system a tradition that has long protected minority lawmakers from being passed over for leadership positions...
  • North Carolina's Rep. Butterfield will lead black caucus

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina was elected Wednesday as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and promised to hold the group of African-American lawmakers together as the "conscience of the Congress." "We have...
  • Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline

    Casey breaks with party to support Keystone XL pipeline
    A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats including Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey supported. The measure...
  • Democrats' Keystone pipeline bill falls short in Senate vote

    Democrats' Keystone pipeline bill falls short in Senate vote
    The Senate narrowly avoided a postelection showdown between the White House and Congress when a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass Tuesday. Democratic Senate leaders had...
  • Senator Durbin opposes Obama Treasury nominee: aide

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Democratic senator came out against President Barack Obama's choice for a key U.S. Treasury Department post on Tuesday, adding to scrutiny over the nominee's involvement with corporate tax deals called "inversions."...
  • The one-term caucus? Top House targets for 2016

    They haven't even been sworn in yet, but these members start off the cycle as underdogs in their quests for re-election in 2016. Most of 2016's initial targets are incoming Republicans, swept into office in a GOP midterm wave. They will represent...
  • The Republican revolution hits Dundalk

    The Republican revolution hits Dundalk
    The recent election was historic for Maryland. The citizens of Maryland voted in a Republican for governor and three new Republican county executives, District 6 is completely Republican now and there were many other Republican winners. There are now 14...
  • AundrĂ© Bumgardner: Carrying The Hopes Of His Party On His Slender Shoulders

     Aundré Bumgardner: Carrying The Hopes Of His Party On His Slender Shoulders
    State Rep.-elect Aundré Bumgardner of Groton is a socially progressive politician with a strong libertarian streak. An environmentalist who was endorsed by the NRA, he supports legalized abortion, reinstating tolls at the state's borders and an earned...
  • Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong

    Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong
    Still smarting from their defeat in the governor’s race this month, Maryland’s top elected Democrats gathered in Annapolis on Monday for a two-hour discussion of the party’s future. In a meeting convened by U.S. Sen. Barbara A....
  • Analysis: Lessons for Democratic strategists from 2014

    WASHINGTON You could feel it from day one of this cycle. Senate Democratic strategists knew they were smarter than their Republican adversaries. They'd out-think them and out-work them. Incumbent Democratic senators who run good campaigns rarely lose,...