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  • A harsh judgment on obstructionism in the Senate

     
    The delay in Senate confirmation for President Obama's judicial nominees is symbolic of the partisan gridlock that drove Sen. Olympia Snow back to Maine....
  • In reversal, ex-Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey to seek former seat

    In reversal, ex-Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey to seek former seat
    After days of parlor intrigue, former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey has changed course and will now enter the race to recapture his old Senate seat, according to a Democratic source in the state. Kerrey was widely considered to be a front-runner as...
  • Maine's Olympia Snowe decries partisanship -- when it suits her

     
    Olympia Snowe of Maine, one-half of that state's moderate Republican Senate delegation, is taking her ball and going home. Snowe announced Tuesday that she won't seek reelection because she's had it with hyper-partisanship. "I do find it frustrating,"...
  • Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, GOP moderate, won't seek reelection

    Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, GOP moderate, won't seek reelection
    Olympia Snowe, one of the Senate's few remaining moderate Republicans, announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fourth term in 2012. The 65-year-old, who had also served in the House for eight terms, said she came to the decision in part after...
  • Consumer Confidential: Amazon fallout, hybrids galore, Ford recall

     
    Business news from around the Internet, Dec. 9, 2011. Sen. Olympia Snowe calls out Amazon.com. Exxon predicts a trend toward hybrid and other alternative-fuel cars. Ford announces a recall....
  • House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate

    House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate
    The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party. The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
  • Senate rejects attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, health reform

    Senate rejects attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, health reform
    The Senate has rejected a bill that would have blocked funding for implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law. The 47-53 vote, which broke along party lines, was an expected result in the chamber, which is run by Democrats. The bill...
  • Egypt, learning from Tunisia, squelches electronic speech

     
    This must be the next logical step after the social-media-fueled uprising in Tunisia: The Egyptian government cut off Internet access for customers of Telecom Egypt (the government-owned telephone company) shortly after midnight Friday (local time in...
  • The 'lost' Hillary Clinton Afghan briefing transcript recovered and published here

     
    Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates take over the Afghan security briefing when President Obama leaves....
  • Many readers unimpressed by financial overhaul

     
    The Senate has passed a sweeping financial reform in a major win for President Obama. It's considered the most far-reaching overhaul of the financial sector since the Great Depression. For a more in-depth look at the set of reforms, read......
  • The Kagan fight: Will Republicans play politics? How about Arlen Specter? Text, video of Obama's announcement

     
    Last week, President Obama met privately at the White House with two Republican senators who could be key in the coming politics over his nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court: Minority Whip John Kyl of Arizona......