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  • Obama makes his case for immigration action

    Obama makes his case for immigration action
    Years after vowing to make immigration a centerpiece of his administration, President Barack Obama outlined a sweeping set of polices Thursday that would shield millions of people who are living illegally in the country from deportation — a...
  • Obama unveils action on immigration, citing Scripture and precedent

    President Obama invited as many as 5 million immigrants and international visitors Thursday to openly live and work in the U.S., a controversial, unilateral demonstration of his power that signaled a new phase of activism for the remainder of his...
  • Senate Democrats blast New York Fed over bank regulation

    Senate Democrats blast New York Fed over bank regulation
    By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley came under fire on Friday from Democratic senators who blasted the bank for lax oversight of major financial institutions. "Is there a cultural problem at...
  • Democrats look for comebacks from members ousted in 2010

    Democrats are looking to two former members both of whom lost re-election in 2010 as a potential recruits for 2016, according to three senior House Democratic operatives. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee recruitment officials have discussed...
  • 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...
  • Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session

     Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session
    The campaign is over but remnants of the fight between Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner remain as lawmakers return to Springfield this week, with the Democrat looking to score a final victory by raising the state's minimum wage while the...
  • California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat

    Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's close House contests seem settled — more than two weeks after Election Day. In both races, Democratic incumbents staved off Republican...
  • Frerichs claims victory in close Illinois treasurer's race

    Frerichs claims victory in close Illinois treasurer's race
    Two weeks after Election Day and with the vote counting finally finished, Democrat Mike Frerichs has emerged the winner of Illinois’ closely contested state treasurer’s race. Republican Tom Cross, the former House Republican leader from...
  • Broward County government loses two important voices

    Broward County government loses two important voices
    After years of watching Broward County Commission meetings, there were two palpable absences at this week's reorganization meeting. There's no mistaking the state's most Democratic county has lost two of its most liberal public officials. That's either...
  • 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...