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  • Ukraine loans stalled in Congress for reasons unrelated to aid

    Ukraine loans stalled in Congress for reasons unrelated to aid
    WASHINGTON - Even areas of agreement in Congress get snarled in political gamesmanship. That's what's happening to a $1-billion Ukraine loan package that has widespread support, but is stalled by a partisan fight over other issues, including the...
  • Senators plan all-nighter to spotlight climate change

    Senators plan all-nighter to spotlight climate change
    WASHINGTON-- You could look at it as a filibuster without the bill. After the last round of votes concludes Monday night, 28 senators plan to talk the night away in series of speeches delivered on the chamber floor, focused on climate change. Although...
  • In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer

    In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer
    WASHINGTON--The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, delivered the opening invocation in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, praying "to Buddha and all" and suggesting that purity of thought will guide humanity's actions. In his saffron robe,...
  • Senate rejects Obama's civil rights nominee

    Senate rejects Obama's civil rights nominee
    WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
  • Democrats help block Obama's civil rights nominee Debo Adegbile

    Democrats help block Obama's civil rights nominee Debo Adegbile
    WASHINGTON—In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division. In a statement, President Obama called the 47-52...
  • Congress, Europe resist U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    Congress, Europe resist U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's plans to impose punitive economic sanctions on Russia — potentially its strongest response to Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine — already are facing resistance from administration allies in...
  • McConnell says liberal California billionaire just like the Kochs

    McConnell says liberal California billionaire just like the Kochs
    WASHINGTON —  As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid resumed his polemic against the Koch brothers Tuesday, Republicans were quick to respond, noting they are not the only ones with a generous billionaire in their corner. The debate on the Senate...
  • Biden urges Democrats to run on issues, not obsess about 'super PACs'

    Biden urges Democrats to run on issues, not obsess about 'super PACs'
    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden urged fellow Democrats to stop obsessing about the role that well-funded outside groups are expected to play in the midterm election, saying it will be enough for their party to lay out an affirmative case on the...
  • Harry Reid calls Koch brothers 'un-American' over Obamacare ads

    Harry Reid calls Koch brothers 'un-American' over Obamacare ads
    WASHINGTON —  Majority Leader Harry Reid, angered by a new round of anti-Obamacare ads he called "lies," condemned the Koch brothers as "un-American" on the Senate floor Wednesday. Reid's remarks attacking the billionaire Republican contributors...
  • Obama, the shrinking imperialist president

    Obama, the shrinking imperialist president
    Of all the time-honored failings for which we criticize sitting presidents — by "we" I mean pundits, academics and other members of the chattering phylum — two charges stand out: imperialism and shrinkage. Usually it's one or the other. When...
  • Senate approves debt ceiling bill after last-minute fight within GOP

    Senate approves debt ceiling bill after last-minute fight within GOP
    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, but not without a dramatic scene in the Senate as Republican leaders scrambled to find enough votes to head off a...