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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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Obama admin delays major requirement of health law

WASHINGTON (AP) – The sudden delay of a major part of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul is raising questions about other potential problems lurking in the homestretch. The requirement that many employers provide […]

07/03/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

High court to hear Obama recess appointments case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday waded into a major constitutional clash between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans that could fundamentally limit a president’s use of recess appointments to fill high-level administration posts. […]

06/24/2013

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Ky. man admits to secretly recording McConnell

  FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has admitted to secretly recording a private campaign meeting between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides earlier this year. Curtis Morrison of Louisville made the […]

05/31/2013

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Republicans see ‘Obamacare’ debacle as key to 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year’s congressional elections, the working title might be “2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare.” The plot: The rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care law […]

05/26/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner (AP Photo)

Republicans dismiss Obama trip as all image

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama begins a series of quick trips to cities around the country with a focus on job creation, Republicans are dismissing the effort as simply image-building. Senate Republican leader […]

05/09/2013

Mitch McConnell, US Senator of Kentucky and Senate Minority Leader

Liberal Ky. group tied to secret McConnell tape

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A liberal political fundraising group in Kentucky is being tied to a secret recording of a campaign meeting held by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in which his aides disparaged actress Ashley Judd.

04/12/2013

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