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  • Senators still mulling over additional Iran sanctions

    Senators still mulling over additional Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Key senators remained undecided Wednesday on whether to impose more economic sanctions on Iran after Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other administration officials urged them to delay further penalties while negotiations continue...
  • Obamacare enrollments far below targets

    Obamacare enrollments far below targets
    WASHINGTON — Newly released figures show enrollments for coverage under President Obama's healthcare plan fell far below official projections, underscoring the damage inflicted by the botched rollout and further endangering the administration's...
  • Fed critics to use Yellen vote to advance audit bill

    Fed critics to use Yellen vote to advance audit bill
    WASHINGTON — The nomination of Janet L. Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve chair gives critics of the central bank something they rarely have: leverage to force some changes. As the Senate Banking Committee prepares for a confirmation hearing...
  • Obama 0 for 3 as GOP blocks another D.C. Circuit nomination

    Obama 0 for 3 as GOP blocks another D.C. Circuit nomination
    WASHINGTON — For the third time in as many weeks, Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on one of President Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, spurring Democrats to renew their threat to change long-...
  • Oprah, Obama and the racism dodge

    Oprah, Obama and the racism dodge
    In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House. The BBC's Will...
  • Reid ready to make historic change to Senate filibuster rules

    Reid ready to make historic change to Senate filibuster rules
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled his intent to make good on a threat to deploy the "nuclear option" by changing Senate filibuster rules, a move he said was necessary after Republicans continued to hold up presidential...
  • Filibuster changes, governors underscore exodus from Washington

    Filibuster changes, governors underscore exodus from Washington
    Events Thursday brought more evidence of why much of the 2014 campaign will feature candidates fleeing, figuratively or literally, from Washington. In the Senate, supposedly the more collegial of the two houses of Congress, bitterness seethed beneath...
  • Iran: Reid backs Senate action next month on new sanctions

    Iran: Reid backs Senate action next month on new sanctions
    GENEVA -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he will support consideration of new sanctions on Iran next month, putting new pressure on the Obama administration’s efforts to negotiate a deal with Tehran over its disputed nuclear...
  • Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibuster

    Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibuster
    WASHINGTON — In a historic move, Democrats in the Senate on Thursday voted to eliminate the use of the filibuster as a tool to block presidential appointments, upending a decades-old precedent that gave the minority party unique leverage on...
  • Harry Reid busts the filibuster

    Harry Reid busts the filibuster
    He did it. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, once a defender of Senate tradition, triggered the so-called nuclear option Thursday by pushing through a rule change to allow the confirmation of most presidential nominees by a simple majority. The final...
  • Democrats bust the filibuster, and good for them

    Democrats bust the filibuster, and good for them
    After years of dithering, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday finally triggered the so-called nuclear option and pushed through a change of rules that will allow the vast majority of presidential nominations to be confirmed if they...