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Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

GOP Senator To McConnell: 'Bullsh*t'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

A meeting of Senate Republicans reportedly took a contentious turn on Wednesday when Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) disagreed with Senate Minority Leader M...

Republicans, White House Meet To Discuss 'Big' Reform

The National Journal | Chris Frates | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

At least a dozen Republican senators are regularly meeting with President Obama’s top aides in an attempt to plot a way forward on the looming fisca...

Lawmakers Urge Measured Response To Morsi Ouster

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics


GOP's Small Government Fetish

Salon | Alex Pareene | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

The delicate immigration reform negotiations in the Senate were supposed to pass a bill that allowed undocumented immigrants to earn American citizens...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: No Plans Yet To Fix Voting Rights Act | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court left the fate of a key part of the Voting Rights Act in the hands of Congress on Tuesday, but GOP leaders on up to the...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Senator 'Cannot Imagine' Congress Fixing Voting Rights Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's up to Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down one of its core provisions on Tuesday. But at l...

GOP Senator 'Satisfied' Despite Big Hearing

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Just before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) began a potentially explosive hearing Wednesday on t...

GOP Senator Sinks Amazing Golf Shot, Cracks Social Security Quip

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

(Updates with Chambliss quotes) By Roberta Rampton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - President Barack ...

Congress OKs Killing of Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress: The Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is enabling a system of eternal warfare.

Congress Eyes Changing Bush-Signed Law

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no change in text) * Some say law stretched beyond original intent * Questions about Obama drone policy fu...

Zach Carter

House And Senate Republicans Diverge On Tax Deal With Obama | Zach Carter | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sharp differences emerged on Sunday between House and Senate Republicans over the prospect for a budget deal with President Barack Obama...

Obama Recruits Republicans For Budget Talks

The New York Times | JACKIE CALMES and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

With Republican leaders in Congress forswearing budget negotiations over new revenues, President Obama has begun reaching around them to Republican la...

Michael McAuliff

Sequester Battle Flummoxes Senate GOP | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans appeared flummoxed Tuesday by the impending sequestration budget cuts, unable to offer a consensus alternative and ar...

Ryan Grim

Top Republican's Bank Tax Bill Would Punish Grand Bargain-Backing CEOs | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) is considering legislation that would significantly increase taxes for the n...

Republican: Don't Expect Clinton 'Bombshells'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday on Fox News' "America's Newsroom" that he does not anticipate any "bombshells" in Secretary of State...

GOP Senator Questions Hagel's 'Temperament'

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

* Obama nominated Vietnam War veteran Hagel as defense chief * Conservatives have faulted Hagel on Israel, Iran * Senate...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Colin Powell: Chuck Hagel 'Superbly Qualified' To Be Secretary Of Defense | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former secretary of state Colin Powell strongly defended former Sen. Chuck Hagel's (R-Neb.) nomination as secretary of defense on Sunday...

Arthur Delaney

People On Unemployment Think Congress Is Just 'Playing Games' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Thursday that Americans are paying unusually close attention to the fiscal cliff debate in Congr...

Republicans Want To Move Beyond Tax Rate Fight

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Conservatives have no choice but to give into White House demands on higher tax rates for the wealthy, if the fiscal d...

Jennifer Bendery

Bob Corker: Debt Ceiling Is Republicans' Leverage In Fiscal Talks | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Sunday doubled down on the idea that Republicans should use the debt ceiling as leverage in fiscal talks wi...

The Serious People Are on the War Path

Dean Baker | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

At a time when tens of millions of people are still unemployed, underemployed or out of the labor force altogether as a result of the fallout created by the collapse of the housing bubble, in Washington it is serious to argue that our biggest problem is that custodians at the VA hospitals are getting paid too much.

Zach Carter

Obama's Opening Gambit On The Fiscal Cliff -- Time To Freak Out? | Zach Carter | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

No. But there are several interesting elements, particularly among the combined $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue. Obama has spent most of the past ...

Ryan Grim

Bob Corker: Intelligence Officials 'Immediately Let Everybody Know' Benghazi Was Terrorism | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican senator on a committee investigating the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, said Wednesday that...

WATCH: Republicans: We Were Wrong

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Senators from deep red Oklahoma and Tennessee endorsing tax increases? Newt Gingrich admitting mistakes? Sean Hannity endorsing a path to citizenship ...