Harry Reid

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Obamacare dispute sends gov’t to brink of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hours before a threatened government shutdown, the Senate has the next move Monday on must-do budget legislation that has fueled a bitter congressional dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. […]

09/30/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

New House GOP bill delays health law by 1 year

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans on Saturday pushed the government to the edge of a partial shutdown next week, insisting that President Barack Obama’s health care law be delayed a year in defiance of White […]

09/28/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, arrive for a closed-door intelligence briefing with members of the House of Representatives on the situation in Syria, at the Capitol, in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama: I might lose congressional vote on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would […]

09/09/2013

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz responds to questions on nuclear waste disposal during the National Clean Energy Summit 6.0 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus)

Appeals court rules Obama violating law on nuke site

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuke to the Obama administration, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been violating federal law by delaying a decision on a proposed nuclear waste […]

08/13/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Congress: Divided, discourteous – taking a break

WASHINGTON (AP) — The accomplishments are few, the chaos plentiful in the 113th Congress, a discourteous model of divided government now beginning a five-week break. “Have senators sit down and shut up, OK?” Senate Majority […]

08/02/2013

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013, file photo President Barack Obama delivers inaugural address during the 57th Presidential Inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington. Obama outlined the liberal vision for his new term, which included protecting children from gun violence, tackling climate change and reducing the deficit while bolstering government programs to help the poor and vulnerable. Time since then has showcased the political limits of some of those ambitions. The result has been an uneven and sometimes disjointed start to what could arguably be the most important year of Obama's second term. (AP Photo/Win McNamee, Pool)

Obama to rally faithful ahead of August recess

WASHINGTON (AP) — His second-term agenda on the line, President Barack Obama is urging his most ardent supporters to mount a summertime show of support that can rival any opposition Obama and Democrats may face […]

07/22/2013

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Obama welcomes Senate deal on nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has welcomed a Senate agreement that dislodges long-stalled administration nominees. Obama says his choices for administration posts have, in his words, “waited far too long for a vote.” Obama […]

07/16/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks at the center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Filibuster fight: Senators scrapping over nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A showdown looming, Republicans and Democrats struggled without success Monday night in marathon, closed-door talks to resolve the fate of several of President Barack Obama’s stalled appointees, a dispute that threatened what […]

07/15/2013

Harry Reid

Reid: GOP can avoid rules change if they confirm 7

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans must confirm at least seven presidential appointees they’ve been blocking if they want to avoid a controversial change in Senate rules as early […]

07/15/2013

Mitch McConnell, US Senator of Kentucky and Senate Minority Leader

Party leaders spar over Senate rule changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Proposed changes to Senate rules would either ease the way for President Barack Obama to assemble his second-term team or permanently threaten the body’s deliberative style, the chamber’s top Democratic and Republican […]

07/14/2013

Harry Reid, US Senator of Nevada and Senate Majority leader

Immigration, student loans top congressional plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returned Monday to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether lawmakers have the political will to rewrite the nation’s […]

07/08/2013

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Endgame at hand for immigration bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to push landmark immigration legislation across a few final hurdles ahead of passage as early as Thursday of the bill opening the door to U.S. citizenship for millions. […]

06/26/2013

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