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Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Benefits Extension Advances In Senate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure to reinstate unemployment benefits for more than a million workers cut off over the holidays cleared a key hurdle in the Senat...

Senate May Vote On Janet Yellen In Rare Saturday Session

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. Senate set debate to begin on Friday on President Barack Oba...

Lucia Graves

Senate Confirms Ernest Moniz As Energy Secretary | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S. secretary of energy. The vote was 97-0. Moniz, a prof...

Our Democracy Is Dead

Tim_Arnold | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

An intimidated group of U.S. Senators, in the minority, recently denied what the vast majority of Americans want in terms of a modest first step to be...

LOOK: Which Senators Don't Support Filibuster Reform | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

The Huffington Post is tracking where Democratic senators stand on filibuster reform — specifically, the "talking filibuster," which would require s...

Mitch McConnell Blocks Vote On New Obama Power

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday prevented a simple majority vote on a proposal to give Democratic President Barack Obama unilater...

Sam Stein

Democrats Outline Path To Passage For Debt Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a briefing with reporters late Friday afternoon, a group of top Democrats familiar with debt ceiling negotiations laid out the increa...

Krugman: Health Care Fight Shows The Senate Has Become Dangerously Dysfunctional | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was, however, a close-run thing. And the fact that it was such a close thing shows that the Senate -- and, therefore, the U.S. government as a whol...

How to Pass Health Care Reform - -Promise Voinovich the Moon

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

Why not be the man who goes down in history as saving health reform? Voinovich has in the past bucked the conservative tide.

Senate Votes To Allow Guns On Amtrak

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Wednesday to permit passengers on the Amtrak passenger railroad to transport handguns in their checked baggage. T...

Next Up in the Senate: The Credit Card Fight

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

As card companies began to experience the losses, they began operating in a more predatory manner, jacking up fees and putting the collection pressure on.

Will Republican "Moderates" Allow Themselves to be Used by the Right to the Gut Obama Jobs Program?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Senators Collins, Snowe and Gregg all represent areas that have been hard hit by the recession. Will they prove themselves true "moderates" who represent the interests of New England's working families?

Like A Clearance Sale: What Does Wall Street Think Of The Failout?

Wallstrip | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wallstrip's Julie Alexandria hit the street to see what people in New York think of the bailout plan -- and its failure in the House of Representative...

I'd Post About David Gergen Calling The House Bailout Vote "Shockingly Irresponsible," But It's Probably Not A Good Idea To Offend Anyone Right Now

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Senate passes $700B rescue; House votes lured

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, winning lopsided passage ...

Senate Passes Bailout Bill

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick and Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

***UPDATE*** 12:41AM 10/2 Bipartisanship: The Senate's bailout vote margin stood in stark contrast to the House's: In stark contrast to the House re...