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Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Representatives they lost two years ago. President Barack Obama, in his freshly authorized second term, will face the same divided Congress in...
Reuters(Corrects 8th paragraph to make clear 6,500 is maximum number of tax lobbyists in 2011-2012; deletes paragraph 9 on lobbyists per lawmaker) By Nanette Byrnes May 15 (Reuters) - The ranks of lobbyists are growing in Washington again as Congress flirts...
Tags: Trent Lott, Amazon.com Inc., John Breaux, Politics, Barack Obama
The House of Representatives passed a controversial cybersecurity bill as expected on Thursday, moving toward a possible confrontation with the Senate and White House. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013, or CISPA, passed by a vote...
At a Republican presidential debate in 2011, all eight candidates on the stage said they would reject a budget deal that raised taxes even if it had $10 of spending cuts for every dollar of tax increases. At Tuesday's protest, I put the reverse question...
Tags: Politics, Bill Clinton, White House, Gun Control, Medicare
President Barack Obama didn't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and the AARP have been howling all week about something they expected to be in it. What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?...
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, red in the face, took off his jacket and rolled up a shirt sleeve -- but there was no relief from the discomfort of his affliction. The poor guy is suffering from triangulation. The man triangulating him,...
Tags: AFL-CIO, Politics, Washington, DC, Barack Obama, MoveOn
It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true. The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...
President Obama won't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and AARP have been howling all week about something they expect to be in it. What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters? He's...
WASHINGTON -- Two lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation to break up banks that are deemed too big to fail, arguing taxpayers should not be faced again with bailing out firms that have become even larger since the financial crisis. "We have a...
WASHINGTON — A few hours before midnight during a marathon budget session, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the only member of Congress elected as a socialist, called for a vote on his proposal to oppose any cut in cost-of-living adjustments for...
Re "Most in U.S. worried about sea level rise," March 30 Building sea walls and other measures to protect coastal developments address the symptoms of climate change, not the cause. We need to support legislation to counteract global warming, such as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over dinner at a swank hotel a few blocks from the White House, Republican senators wanted to know if President Barack Obama would support a gradual increase in the age of eligibility for Medicare, set at 65 since the program's...
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