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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…

House will investigate CIA lies to Congress

The House Intelligence Committee said Friday it will investigate whether the CIA broke the law by not informing Congress promptly about a secret program to deploy teams of killers to…

Sotomayor wins key GOP support

 Three Republican senators said Friday they will back President Barack Obama's choice of Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, setting the stage for a likely easy confirmation.

Baucus: Bi-partisan health care bill possible

Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Thursday he feels the committee will reach a bipartisan agreement on overhauling healthcare.

Baucus said both Democrats and Republicans…

Sotomayor faces one more day in the box

Barring a monumental mistake, Sonia Sotomayor has to endure only a few more hours in the witness chair before she can look ahead to her eventual confirmation as a Supreme…