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Reid Hopes To Speed Senate Consideration On Budget

AP | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he'll meet with his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell to discuss whether they can spee...

Jennifer Bendery

Government Shutdown Looms After Senate Blocks House Funding Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday rejected a House-passed measure to keep the government funded past Sept. 30, signaling that Senate Democrats are rea...

Jennifer Bendery

Government Shutdown Looms As House Rejects Short-Term Budget Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House on Wednesday failed to pass legislation to keep the government funded past next week, a major defeat for Speaker John Boehner ...

Controversial GOP Budget Proposal Passes House Vote

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House has passed a Republican budget blueprint proposing to fundamentally overhaul Medicare for future beneficiaries while combating...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrats Finally Show They Can Play Hardball With Parliamentary Rules | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats showed Friday that they, too, have it in them to pull the kinds of parliamentary tricks on the House floor that Republic...

Sam Stein

Budget Bill Vote Surrounded By Drama, Last-Minute Lobbying (UPDATE) | Sam Stein | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House and Congressional lawmakers awoke Thursday morning to the possibility that an 11th-hour deal struck to keep the governme...

Are We a Society?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

The current U.S. budget confrontation raises the issue of whether we are a society, a community, or a collection of individuals inhabiting the same geographical space.

Senate To Vote On Rival GOP, Democratic Budget Plans

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led Senate on Wednesday emphatically rejected a budget-slashing House spending bill as too draconian. It then immedi...

Senate To Vote On Rival Democratic, GOP Budgets

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A freshman Democratic senator accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of failing to provide leadership on a worsening national de...

Stop the Madness! Call Your Members of Congress Today

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

More people in the world are bilingual than monolingual -- except in the United States. Something's wrong with this picture.

House Passes Budget With No GOP Votes

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress capped President Barack Obama's 100th day in office by advancing a $3.4 trillion federal budget for next year...

Sam Stein

Progressives Launch Campaign Targeting Centrist Senate Dems | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A coalition of progressive groups and officials announced the launch of a media and grassroots campaign Tuesday to target conservative Democrats they ...