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Obama To Senate Dems: I'll Act With Or Without Congress

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has told Senate Democrats he plans to use his executive authority to act in 2014 when Congress stands in his...

Obama Gives Statement On Senate Rules Change

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is giving a statement on the Senate rules change that took place Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) deploy...

President's Voting Record Has Nothing to Do With Debt Ceiling Debate

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The point Obama was making was that our increasing national debt is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Not acting on this problem was a "failure of leadership," according to Obama.

Obama Huddling With Senate Dems

Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is trying to sell Senate Democrats on his strategy for tackling immigr...

Michael McAuliff

Dem Senator: Obama 'Might As Well Take A 4-Year Vacation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) warned President Barack Obama that he "might as well take a four-year vacation" if the Senate fails to pass rea...

Sam Stein

Fiscal Cliff Dive: Congress To Miss Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States government will miss the end-of-the-year deadline to resolve the so-called fiscal cliff, House Republicans conceded Mo...

Sam Stein

White House Privately Pushing Data Showing Bush Tax Cut Extension Politically Popular

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to build support for the tax-cut deal that the president reached with Congressional Republicans, the White House has begun pressi...

Obama Bypassing Senate To Fill Medicare Post

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama intends to use the congressional recess to bypass the Senate and appoint Dr. Donald Berwick, an expert on pa...

Sam Stein

Obama Versus The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama used his first formal State of the Union address to repeatedly scold the upper chamber of Congress. Six times, he called attention to ...

CQ: Obama's Win Streak On Capitol Hill Unprecedented

NPR | Don Gonyea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his first year in office, President Obama did better even than legendary arm-twister Lyndon Johnson in winning congressional votes on issues where ...

Obama To Be Central Player In Melding Health Care Bills

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

That's the message senior Senate Democrats are sending to the White House in this Roll Call piece (sub only), which details the ways Obama and White H...

Jason Linkins

Reid Gives Burris A Pass On Race-Card Playing (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Roland Burris path to getting some new resume details to engrave on his graveside monolith got a little less obstructed today. President-elect Barack ...

Sam Stein

Dem Aide: Obama Team Pushed To Seat Burris

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The apparent decision to seat Roland Burris came after aides to President-elect Barack Obama contacted senior Senate Democrats and suggested that they...

Sam Stein

All 50 Dem Senators Call On Blagojevich To Step Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Update 12/11 - 3:59PM ET: Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean issued a statement calling for Blagojevich's resignation: The arrest of an...

Hill Dems Annoyed, Feel Ignored By Obama

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After a brief bout of Obamamania, some Capitol Hill Democrats have begun to complain privately that Barack Obama's presidential campaign is insular, u...

Nico Pitney

Dems Not Backing Obama? Rahm Will Deal With It

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the man who guided (and pressured and arm-twisted) Democrats to historic congressional gains in 2006, what is Rep. Rahm Emanuel doing now about par...

Obama And Clinton Embellish Their Roles

Washington Post | Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After weeks of arduous negotiations, on April 6, 2006, a bipartisan group of senators burst out of the "President's Room," just off the Senate chamber...