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Senators shrug off NRA threats

The National Rifle Association's threat to punish senators who vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has been met with a shrug by Democrats from conservative-leaning states and some Republicans…

Senators got ‘special’ loans

Two influential Senate committee chairmen were told they were getting special VIP deals when they applied for mortgages, an official who handled their loans told Congress in closed-door testimony. Democratic…

Senate dumps public option on health care reform

A bipartisan group of senators is closing in on a health care compromise that omits key Democratic priorities but seeks to hold down costs,…

Obama needs Republican votes on health care

President Barack Obama's push to overhaul health care needs Republican votes, lawmakers from both parties say.

Democratic and GOP officials acknowledged Sunday that…

Opponents relish health care bill delay

August means beaches and barbecues. And for some, a chance to rally the troops for this fall's health care showdown.

Senate postponement of work on health care until September…

Bernanke admits bailout stunk

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Sunday that he had to "hold my nose" over last year's taxpayer-financed bailouts of big financial companies but argued that the action had to…

Democrats to Obama: Not so fast on health care

Slow down, Senate Democrats told President Barack Obama on Thursday, dashing hopes of rushing his sweeping health care overhaul to a summertime vote and…

Reid violates ethics rules, amends reports

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed 42 pages worth of amended financial disclosure reports Thursday for the years 2000 through 2006 to more fully account for a land deal in…

Blue Dog Dems fight Obama’s excesses

Conservative-leaning Blue Dog Democrats are enjoying a power surge like no other in their 15 years, forcing President Barack Obama and their own party leaders to deal with their demands…

Sessions remains opposed to Sotomayor

The top Republican on the Senate committee reviewing Sonia Sotomayor's nomination said Sunday her testimony did not settle his concerns about elevating her to the Supreme Court. "I was troubled…