WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s senior Democrat and Republican reached agreement Thursday to impose modest limits on the filibuster, the delaying tactics that minority parties have long used to kill legislation.
(AP) – A closer look finds that Congress is undergoing some of the changes that have altered the face of America in general, with women and minorities playing increasingly more prominent roles.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Capitol Hill deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” was proving elusive Sunday as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts grew perilously near.
WASHINGTON (AP) – There are numerous hurdles, big and small, in front of President Barack Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill as they seek a budget and tax agreement to avoid economy-rattling tax increases and […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – With supermajorities in both houses of the California Legislature, voters have given Democrats a historic opportunity to push their agenda on issues such as tax reform and workers’ rights. But they […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Months of campaigning and millions of dollars spent on 100 legislative races across California have boiled down to a handful of contests that will decide whether Democrats can seize unbridled control […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – As the White House race shows signs of tightening nationally, President Barack Obama’s campaign is banking on a massive get-out-the-vote operation and state-by-state shades of economic improvement to maintain its apparent polling […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has blocked legislation that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country’s federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments. […]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Democratic officials are moving President Barack Obama’s convention speech Thursday indoors because of the possibility of severe weather. Obama had planned to accept his party’s nomination in an outdoor football stadium […]
(AP) – Democrats and Republicans are using social media to turn their national conventions away from the smoke-filled rooms and into meetings where anyone who wants to get involved is just a click away. Leaders […]