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President Obama waves at the South Lawn, Washington DC

Obama says immigration bill would help House GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told House Republicans Wednesday that they would benefit politically more than Democrats would from supporting a comprehensive immigration overhaul, lawmakers present said.

03/13/2013

Harry Reid

AP Sources: ‘Fiscal cliff’ deal emerging

WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of a deal to avert the ‘fiscal cliff’ emerged Monday, with Democrats and Republicans agreeing to raise tax rates on family income over $450,000 a year, increase the estate tax rate and extend unemployment benefits for one year, officials familiar with the negotiations said.

12/31/2012

Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House

WASHINGTON (AP) – As he starts his second term, President Barack Obama will face another divided Congress. Democrats have strengthened their hold on the U.S. Senate but failed to recapture the majority in the House […]

11/07/2012

Dems keep the Senate

(AP) — Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate, keeping the control they’ve held since 2007, by snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut. Republicans […]

11/06/2012

Democrats on edge amid Obama debate fallout

WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s more than President Barack Obama’s lackluster debate performance that has some Democrats on edge a month from Election Day. Party loyalists, in Washington and in battleground states, are fretting that Obama’s […]

10/10/2012

GOP-controlled House votes to repeal health law

(AP) – The Republican-led House has voted to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. But the election-year move stands no chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The vote Wednesday was 244-185. By the Republican count, […]

07/11/2012

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Expected This Morning

The Supreme Court passes judgment this morning on a major expansion of the social safety net that is also President Barack Obama’s signature domestic legislative achievement. The most important piece of the Affordable Health Care […]

06/28/2012

Poll: Political independents outweigh partisans

(AP) – More Americans call themselves politically independent than at any point in the last 75 years, according to a new poll. Those who do align themselves with a party have become sharply polarized, particularly […]

06/04/2012

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