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  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate
    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • Senate Republicans block nominee for housing agency

    Senate Republicans block nominee for housing agency
    WASHINGTON — In blocking the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head a top housing agency, Senate Republicans showed they preferred to keep oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the hands of a career bureaucrat who opposes providing more aggressive...
  • Returning to the bad old days of the filibuster

    Returning to the bad old days of the filibuster
    This summer, Senate Democrats seemed poised to invoke the "nuclear option" to prevent Republicans from filibustering important Obama administration nominees. Majority Leader Harry Reid drew back at the last minute when Republicans allowed a handful of...
  • Senate Republicans block Obama nominees

    Senate Republicans block Obama nominees
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' rejection Thursday of two key nominations by President Obama revived a battle over filibuster rules and opened a new partisan front just as congressional leaders and the White House are searching for a budget...
  • Cory Booker's arrival is Senate spectacle

    Cory Booker's arrival is Senate spectacle
    WASHINGTON -- Four new U.S. senators have taken the oath of office since the start of the 113th Congress but only one, Cory Booker, New Jersey’s new junior senator, has attracted much attention. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath to...
  • Republicans block nomination of Mel Watt to be key housing regulator

    Republicans block nomination of Mel Watt to be key housing regulator
    WASHINGTON -- The nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to be the regulator for housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed a key procedural vote Thursday because of strong Republican opposition. President Obama nominated Watt, a veteran Democrat...
  • Schwarzenegger, on Capitol Hill, rallies for after-school programs

    Schwarzenegger, on Capitol Hill, rallies for after-school programs
    WASHINGTON – Arnold Schwarzenegger made an appearance on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, and the Hollywood actor and former California governor was uncharacteristically disciplined. Reporters tried to get Schwarzenegger to go off script, to tear into...
  • Reid outlines busy November agenda in Senate, takes jab at House

    Reid outlines busy November agenda in Senate, takes jab at House
    WASHINGTON – The Senate will consider legislation on gay rights, jobs and defense policy by Thanksgiving, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Monday while telling the Republican-led House to dispense with "political show votes and start...
  • Sparks, Nev., stunned after student kills teacher, himself

    Sparks, Nev., stunned after student kills teacher, himself
    SPARKS, Nev. — A middle school crowded with parents dropping off their children and students hurrying to class erupted into chaos Monday morning as a student drew a semiautomatic handgun and opened fire, killing a teacher and wounding two students...
  • Payback: Conservative group takes aim at Republican Mitch McConnell

    Payback: Conservative group takes aim at Republican Mitch McConnell
    Payback among some conservatives continued apace Friday, the fallout from the budget deal that brought the government shutdown to an end this week even as it illuminated the sometimes competing ambitions of Republican factions. The Senate...
  • Government shutdown votes spark payback, anger and fundraising

    Government shutdown votes spark payback, anger and fundraising
    The government shutdown is over, for now. Let the blood-letting and fundraising begin! Within hours after Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican from Mississippi, voted for a budget deal that reopened the government, two influential conservative advocacy...