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  • 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...
  • John Dingell leaving an 'obnoxious' Congress -- after six decades

    John Dingell leaving an 'obnoxious' Congress -- after six decades
    For many politicians partaking of this retirement season, the stated reasons for leaving have reeked of the common excuse that has someone leaving a job to spend more time with his — or most of the time, her -- family. Touching, maybe, but comes off...
  • Rep. Henry Waxman to retire after four decades in Congress

    Rep. Henry Waxman to retire after four decades in Congress
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, one of the nation's most influential liberal lawmakers for nearly four decades, will retire from his Westside seat this year, closing a career in which he successfully championed laws to clean the country's air,...
  • Democratic Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod of Chino won't seek reelection

    Democratic Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod of Chino won't seek reelection
    Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod's announcement Tuesday that she won't seek reelection to her Inland Empire seat is likely to set up yet another internecine fight in a state that already has many. The Chino Democrat will leave Washington after just one term...
  • Senate confirms Max Baucus as new China ambassador

    Senate confirms Max Baucus as new China ambassador
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate easily confirmed one of its own Thursday, endorsing the nomination of longtime Montana Sen. Max Baucus as the new U.S. ambassador to China. The vote was unanimous, 96 to 0. Baucus voted “present.” The Democratic...
  • Top-two primary system is shaking up California elections

    Top-two primary system is shaking up California elections
    When Rep. Gary Miller this week became the latest California congressman to throw in the towel, the Rancho Cucamonga Republican in effect delivered his district into Democrats' hands. While Miller's is the only one of the five open House seats in...
  • House Democrats will seek to force vote on minimum wage

    House Democrats will seek to force vote on minimum wage
    CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Democrats will seek to force a House vote on raising the federal minimum wage, party leaders said Thursday, but even getting the proposal to a vote will be an uphill fight. As the minority party in the House, Democrats cannot...
  • Democrat leading in Florida race eyed as test of Obamacare

    Democrat leading in Florida race eyed as test of Obamacare
    A Democratic candidate who has explicitly defended Obamacare holds a slight lead in a special congressional election in Florida that both parties are eyeing as a test of the political impact of the healthcare law. A poll released Thursday by the Tampa...
  • Inland Empire GOP Rep. Gary Miller won't seek reelection

    Inland Empire GOP Rep. Gary Miller won't seek reelection
    WASHINGTON — Facing one of the toughest campaigns of any Republican congressman in the country, Rep. Gary Miller announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection to his Inland Empire seat, increasing prospects for a Democratic pickup....
  • Bragging rights for California Republicans: A win in San Diego

    Bragging rights for California Republicans: A win in San Diego
    Democrats in California can look forward to a good November: The governor is riding high. Republicans are scrambling to find enough candidates to fill a statewide slate. Congressional and legislative races will go lopsidedly Democratic, since Democrats...
  • House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase

    House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase
    WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to extend the nation's borrowing capacity for another year, lifting the threat of government default and ending — for now — three years of partisan fiscal battles....