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Obma: Republicans threaten Americans’ right to vote

Obma: Republicans threaten Americans’ right to vote

In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of…

Senate delivers potentially fatal blow to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal efforts

The Senate on Thursday dealt another punch – this one potentially fatal – to the legislative effort to end the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The result infuriated gay…

Tax fight puts Schumer at odds with Obama

President Obama is getting along better than ever with Capitol Hill Republicans. But his relationship with Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer has hit a rough patch. Read more……

Santorum: A 2012 long shot tests the water

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. – It was pushing 10 p.m., and Rick Santorum was sitting at the corner table in a near-empty Dunkin’ Donuts. The garishly lit scene might have been lifted…

Va. Gov. McDonnell outlines plan to fund transportation

RICHMOND – Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced Thursday that he will ask state legislators to spend $400 million immediately on roads and bridges while borrowing an additional $2.9 billion over…

No sign of Senate action on Justice nominee Cole

For nearly five months, James M. Cole has been awaiting a Senate vote on his nomination for deputy attorney general, by far the longest delay to fill the position in…

Capehart: DADT repeal failure: next steps

Those who questioned Main Republican Sen. Susan Collins’s sincerity in wanting to repeal don’t ask don’t tell (DADT) got their comeuppance when the Republican from Maine did what she hinted…

Jobless Hill Democrats twisting slowly, slowly . . .

Some of the 2,000 or so Democratic staffers on Capitol Hill who are losing their jobs in the coming weeks as a result of November’s “Great Shellacking” are angry at…

Senate Democrats shift strategy on imperiled immigration bill

A measure to legalize undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children that once enjoyed bipartisan support has run into opposition in the Senate. Read more……

Obama kicks his smoking habit

Apparently dealing with the worst financial crisis in decades, two wars, declining popularity and a shellacking at the polls has done wonders for President Obama’s smoking habit – he hasn’t…

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