Democrats

Senate facilities workers make up beds on Capitol Hill in preparation for all-night floor debates. (AP Photo)

Top senators reach deal to curb filibusters

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.

01/24/2013

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Face of the new Congress

(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.

01/03/2013

Fiscal cliff

Senate leaders offer dour take on ‘cliff’ talks

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.

12/30/2012

Flashpoints in "fiscal cliff" negotiations

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 […]

11/16/2012

Spending could tempt supermajority Democrats

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 […]

11/15/2012

Democrats seek supermajority in state Senate

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 […]

11/06/2012

Obama looks to regroup; Romney appears confident

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 […]

10/08/2012

Jobs bill for vets bogs down in Senate

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. […]

09/19/2012

Obama's convention speech being moved indoors

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 […]

09/05/2012

2012 conventions embrace social media openness

(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 […]

08/17/2012

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