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Senate revisits idea of 'nuking' the filibuster

WASHINGTON - It's been romanticized in classic film, gone viral on social media and become must-see TV.

July 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Ex-chief: IRS triggered firestorm with planted question

WASHINGTON - Tough congressional grilling Friday of fired IRS chief Steven Miller failed to get answers about which agency employees subjected applications from tea-party groups to special scrutiny but yielded a startling new admission: The Internal Revenue Service actually planted the quest…

May 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

House GOP takes aim at administration's sequester warnings

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the House of Representatives sought Tuesday to aggressively debunk dire claims by the Obama administration about some of the impacts of the across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration.

March 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Dems, GOP face off on budgets pl

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled their first budget plan in nearly four years, a proposal that sets up a lengthy fight with Republicans over the two parties' stark differences on taxes, spending and the future of Medicare.

March 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama's 'Pivot to Asia' message eclipsed by Middle East violence

YANGON, Myanmar - Welcomed by U.S. friend Thailand and greeted with rock-star status during a historic visit to Myanmar, President Obama felt the love on much of his three-nation tour of Southeast Asia.

November 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Working-class whites gravitating back to GOP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Democrats' 2012 convention may be energizing women and minorities, but it may not help them with the white working class.

September 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Obama wields executive privilege of which he was once so skeptical

WASHINGTON - President Obama is starting to channel his inner Cheney.

June 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Delayed MLK dedication to be smaller, but still draw crowd

Delayed MLK dedication to be smaller, but still draw crowd

WASHINGTON - President Obama will provide the words and Aretha Franklin the song today for the long-delayed dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.

October 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmakers return amid few signs of partisan letup

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers in Congress return to Washington Tuesday after a monthlong recess, during which the economy continued to stumble, the government's fiscal crisis deepened and lawmakers' poll numbers plummeted after the debt-ceiling debacle of July.

September 05, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Congress returns with elections looming

WASHINGTON - Congress will use its few remaining weeks in session before the Nov. 2 elections to debate and vote on issues that are both about legislating and positioning for the elections.

September 19, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Senate primaries will test national mood

Senate primaries will test national mood

WASHINGTON - Voters in four states will go to the polls Tuesday in primary elections that could offer the best window so far into the level of anti-incumbent, anti-establishment sentiment in the electorate.

May 16, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Obama warns Congress not to 'slow down'

WASHINGTON — President Obama, facing a revolt by centrist Democrats in Congress over the cost of overhauling the health-care system, warned Friday that "now is not the time to slow down."

July 18, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Obama vows to curb foreclosures

Obama vows to curb foreclosures

WASHINGTON — Criticizing the White House directly for the first time since November's election, President-elect Barack Obama on Sunday accused President Bush of not doing enough to stem the nation's home-foreclosure crisis.

December 08, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Both McCain, Obama claim to have best financial fix-up plan

WASHINGTON — The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates reacted to Monday's stock market plunge by calling for more federal regulation and criticizing Wall Street, the Bush administration — and each other.

September 16, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Deficit on pace to break record

Deficit on pace to break record

WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is expected to soar to a record $482 billion in fiscal 2009, the White House said Monday, because of slow economic growth and taxpayer rebates.

July 29, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Obama, Clinton are going all-out in Pennsylvania

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. — Barack Obama on Saturday accused Hillary Rodham Clinton of internalizing "a lot of the strategies and tactics that have made Washington such a miserable place," while Clinton implied that Obama's sensitivity in their last debate showed that he isn't ready for the "overwhel…

April 20, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Latest campaign flap centers on photo of Obama in African garb

WASHINGTON — Top aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama exchanged heated words Monday after a Web site ran a 2006 photo of Obama in traditional African dress and reported that Clinton's campaign had circulated the picture.

February 26, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Ex-leader's execution will be little help to Bush

WASHINGTON — Hours after U.S. and coalition troops extracted Saddam Hussein from a bunker on the outskirts of Tikrit, President Bush proclaimed that his capture signaled a bright new day for Iraq.

December 30, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

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