House Republicans unveiled a bill Friday renewing the Social Security payroll tax cut and extending but trimming unemployment benefits but barreled toward a showdown with President Barack Obama by including language jumpstarting work on a controversial oil pipeline.
After the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating, the White House said Saturday that President Barack Obama believes it's clear Washington "must do better" in tackling the deficit.V
Taking a stance once unthinkable in a time of two wars, Democrats and Republicans alike are insisting that the billions spent on the military can be significantly cut back over the next decade as the nation struggles to reduce its spiraling debt.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid survived a ferocious challenge from tea party star Sharron Angle today to win a fifth term, giving the White House reason to celebrate on a night of sweeping Democratic losses in Congress.
A Republican campaign urging Latinos not to vote has been yanked from the airwaves amid an outcry from Democrats that it was a dirty trick against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his hotly contested race against Republican Sharron Angle.
Sometimes, provocative people become that way because they were provoked. Sharron Angle, 60, could be enjoying the 10 grandchildren she loves even more than her .44 magnum. Instead, she is the Republican nominee against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s quest for a fifth term.
Republicans said they went through a lot of negotiating to reach agreement on a bipartisan jobs bill. Now, it's been "tactically" scrapped in favor of a bill Democrats say focuses on putting Americans back to work.
Andrew Taylor and Stephen Ohlemacher
, February 12, 2010
I would like Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., to sign a letter written by Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Chellie Pingree, D-Me., to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, asking him to pass the public option through reconciliation.
Beau Biden's decision makes the Democratic-held seat vulnerable as the Democratic Party and its leader, Obama, are licking their wounds following Republican Scott Brown's victory last week for the Senate seat in Massachusetts once held by Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy; the GOP upset ended the Democrats' filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
President Barack Obama is prodding House and Senate Democrats to get him a final health care bill as soon as possible, encouraging them to bypass the usual negotiations between the two chambers in the interest of speed.
On the day before Christmas, President Barack Obama found two presents under his tree. One was the health care reform bill passed that morning by the Senate, a historic measure so freighted with promise and problems that it could blow up.
Democrats pushed sweeping health care legislation to the brink of Senate passage Wednesday, crushing a year-end Republican filibuster against President Barack Obama’s call to remake the nation’s health care system.
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