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Startup Bill Derailed In Wake Of SEC Warnings

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | Small Business

(By David Lawder and Sarah N. Lynch - Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats rebranded a bill aimed at job growth as a threat to investor protections on Thu...

Startup Bill Gains Steam In Congress

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | Small Business

(By Alexandra Alper - Reuters) - The Senate, eager to notch an election-year victory by boosting small business growth, is moving toward prompt passag...

Ryan Grim

Natural Gas Bill Profits Four Billionaires

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On any given day, Congress is likely to be considering some type of legislation that would funnel taxpayer cash to a handful of rich men...

Elise Foley

Senate Democrats Make Pitch To Latinos On Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of the 2012 election, Senate Democrats on Wednesday pushed a reminder of sorts that they see their economic policies as those most...

Ryan Grim

Democrats Getting Behind Natural Gas

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing alliance between Democratic leaders and the natural gas industry looks like it's bearing fruit for both sides, with Democrats ...

Democrats Suddenly Feeling Optimistic

AP | By HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back-to-back surprises – Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe is retiring and former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey is running again – have gi...

Elise Foley

Record January Haul For DCCC

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratics received a few pieces of good fundraising news on Friday: A few hours after the Obama campaign announced a $29.1 million hau...

Arthur Delaney

Democrats' Fake Unemployment Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the U.S. Senate this week firmly rejected GOP proposals to drug-test the jobless, but they signaled a new willingness to co...

Senate Dems Vow To Go To Bat For Obama

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the Senate promised Wednesday to press ahead this year with legislation drawn from hi...

Obama, GOP Face Off Over Expiring Provisions

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Careening toward a politically toxic tax hike, President Barack Obama implored House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday to get behin...

Boehner: 'I Need The President To Help Out'

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says it's time for President Barack Obama to help end Congress' impasse over renewing the payroll tax cut and...

House, Senate Bills Have Major Differences

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

-- Highlights of legislation renewing payroll tax cuts, jobless benefits approved by the House and Senate: House bill, approved last Tuesday:...

Congress Moves Towards Standoff Over Expiring Provisions

AP | By DAVID ESPO and ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Partisan to the core, Congress careened toward a holiday-season standoff Monday on legislation to prevent a Social Security payroll tax ...

Democrats Considering Dropping Key Demand In Payroll Tax Cut Fight

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats backed away from their demand for higher taxes on millionaires as part of legislation to extend Social Security tax cuts ...

A New Hostage Taken In Payroll Tax Fight

Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

A massive year-end spending deal hung in the balance late Monday as a frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to use the package to win mo...

Dem Senator Finds House Defense Bill Riddled With Earmarks

McClatchy Newspapers | David Goldstein | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans banned earmarks, a top symbol of congressional profligacy, after they won control of the chamber last fall in a wave ...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Push New Payroll Tax Cut

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats offered their second plan to extend the payroll tax cut Monday, this time proposing a smaller tax on the wealthy to pay...

Dems Drop Key Part Of Obama Jobs Plan

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama accepted a move by Senate Democrats to scale back his Social Security payroll tax cut extension on Monday, t...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Say Occupy Wall Street Message Will Help Save Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' strategy for keeping control of the Senate next year includes running on the message of Occupy Wall Street, minus the drums a...

Hayley Miller

Constitutional Amendment Targets Citizens United Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court may treat corporations like people who can spend whatever they want on elections, but the American people don't have t...

Senator Endorses Change To Filibuster Rule

Wilmette-Kenilworth-Patch | Steve Sadin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Frustrated with Senate Republicans blocking a majority of 51 senators from passing President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act, Sen. Richard Durbin (...

Elise Foley

Chuck Schumer: 'Almost Impossible' Democrats Will Lose Senate In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was bullish on Wednesday on the Democratic Party's chances in the 2012 election, saying the party is likely ...

White House, Dems Press Forward With Jobs Bill After Big Setback

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after Senate Republicans killed his $447 billion jobs bill, Pres...

Elise Foley

Senate Democrat Plans To Miss Vote On Jobs Bill To Receive Award

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 6:00 p.m. -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) will be in Washington on Tuesday evening to vote for the American Jobs Act, despite planning earlier...

Major White House Official Says He Won't Stay Past 2012

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley told NBC Chicago Monday that he will not stay past President Barack Obama's re-election. "I made a commitment to...