Republicans

A voting sign outside a polling location. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Legislative primary kicks off supermajority fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The June primary marks the start of a statewide battle between Democrats trying to retain power as a supermajority voting bloc in California’s Legislature and Republicans eager to prevent de-facto one-party […]

05/03/2014

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sit together in the front row before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede […]

01/19/2014

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GOP House targets health care law; 67 Dems join in

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted overwhelmingly Friday to bolt new security requirements onto President Barack Obama’s health care law, with 67 Democrats breaking ranks to join with the GOP. It was the first […]

01/10/2014

Rick Hohensee of Washington holds a "Fire Congress" sign near the House steps on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in the second week of the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Shutdown-Debt fight: There’s talk — about talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of gridlock, House Republicans floated broad hints Tuesday they might be willing to pass short-term legislation re-opening the government and averting a threatened default — in exchange for immediate talks […]

10/08/2013

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Day 2 of the government shutdown

Some 800,000 government workers are enduring their first full day of no pay after they were sent home on furlough yesterday. And Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are signaling that it may be weeks […]

10/02/2013

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, center, gets ready to speak at the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

Summer burst in Iowa belies little 2016 groundwork

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Potential presidential candidates’ recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in […]

08/19/2013

Host David Letterman smiles on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman." (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo)

Comics look to Obama, Democrats for humor

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama, the joke’s on you. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats […]

08/05/2013

In this July 17, 2013 file photo, House Education Committee Chairman Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., left, followed by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., walk to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House approves lower rates on student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. The legislation links […]

07/31/2013

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, to meet with the House Democratic Caucus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama reassures Dems on health care, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Democrats nervous about the impact of his health care law and the prospects for immigration legislation, telling them “You’re on the right side of history.” […]

07/31/2013

EPA

New EPA chief says climate controls will help economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top environmental official wasted no time Tuesday taking on opponents of the administration’s plan to crack down on global warming pollution. In her first speech as the head of […]

07/30/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama challenges GOP to accept corporate tax deal

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered congressional Republicans a new corporate tax cut and jobs spending package he said might “help break through some of the political logjam in Washington,” only […]

07/30/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama proposes ‘grand bargain’ for jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is extending a new proposal to Republicans that he hopes will break the political gridlock on budget negotiations, offering to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for job investments. […]

07/30/2013

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