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  • Obama to lawmakers: time to 'refocus,' ignore 'phony debates'

    Obama to lawmakers: time to 'refocus,' ignore 'phony debates'
    WASHINGTON – President Obama said he’ll launch an effort this week to “refocus” the attention of lawmakers on the concerns of¬†middle class families, dismissing what he called “phony distractions” that have left his...
  • Immigration overhaul bill passes the Senate

    Immigration overhaul bill passes the Senate
    WASHINGTON – The Senate approved a sweeping immigration overhaul Thursday in a strong bipartisan vote after an afternoon of emotional speeches as senators told personal stories of family journeys to the United States while visitors filled the...
  • Senate reaches tentative deal to end filibuster standoff

    Senate reaches tentative deal to end filibuster standoff
    WASHINGTON -- Senators have reached a tentative agreement that will avoid a Democratic move to change Senate rules and eliminate the power of a minority to block action on executive branch nominations, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday....
  • Filibuster change needed to 'save the Senate,' Harry Reid says

    Filibuster change needed to 'save the Senate,' Harry Reid says
    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asserted his determination to end the use of the filibuster to block presidential appointments Monday, saying the change was needed to “save the Senate from becoming obsolete.” “This...
  • Student loan plan fails for second time in Senate

    Student loan plan fails for second time in Senate
    WASHINGTON – A proposal to extend lower interest rates for some federal student loans failed for the second time in the Senate on Wednesday, putting new pressure on Democrats to reach a compromise on the issue. A unanimous bloc of Republicans,...
  • Key Republican drops opposition to EPA nominee

    Key Republican drops opposition to EPA nominee
    WASHINGTON – A key Republican senator has dropped his objection to Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially clearing her path as Republicans seek to head off Democratic efforts to change Senate...
  • Senate committee passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    Senate committee passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act
    WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, just two weeks after the Supreme Court handed down rulings expanding protections for married same-sex couples....
  • Sarah Palin for Senate? Some tea party activists want her to run

    Sarah Palin for Senate? Some tea party activists want her to run
    SEATTLE — Sarah Palin’s last elective position in Alaska¬†ended early when in 2009 she abandoned the governorship midway through her first term. But tea party activists appear eager for a comeback, urging supporters to contribute money toward...
  • Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief

    Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief
    WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
  • Reid sets stage for showdown over use of filibuster

    Reid sets stage for showdown over use of filibuster
    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, claiming Republicans have engaged in unprecedented obstruction of presidential nominations, signaled Thursday that he would proceed with long-threatened changes to Senate rules to limit use of the...
  • Primary challenge launched against McConnell, Senate's top Republican

    Primary challenge launched against McConnell, Senate's top Republican
    WASHINGTON – Mitch McConnell will face a challenge from the right in his 2014 reelection bid, a development that has a major conservative group considering an endorsement of the top Senate Republican’s opponent and Democrats boasting of a...