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Hoyer: Another stimulus may be needed

One of President Barack Obama's top allies in Congress said Tuesday that lawmakers must be open to seeking a second economic stimulus package to fight a…

Rabid right turns up the heat on Sotomayor

Conservatives stepped up their criticism of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday, but it was unclear how far Senate Republicans were willing to go to create bumps in what…

Franken sees himself as the ‘people’s proxy’

Democrat Al Franken, who is finally being sworn in Tuesday as Minnesota's junior senator, wants to serve as a "people's proxy" during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia…

GOP Rep: Michael Jackson was a ‘low life’

Music superstar Michael Jackson was a "pervert" and "a child molester" and the media has disgraced itself with the day-in, day-out coverage of his death, a US lawmaker has charged.

GOP looks for ways to smear Sotomayor

A week before her Senate hearings, Republicans are floundering in their efforts to trip up Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, unable to find an effective message about why she's not…

Obama needs more votes to accomplish goals

Congress returns for its midsummer session Monday with a Senate supermajority not super enough for President Barack Obama's top priorities to pass without Republican support.

In the Senate, Franken will fit right in

Al Franken, the comedian turned politician, should be right at home in Congress, which humorist Will Rogers once described as the greatest collection of his type in the world.

Congress travels more at taypayer expense

Members of Congress may be telling others to cut back and criticizing corporate CEOs for lavish perks, but taxpayer-paid junkets are on the increase in the House and Senate and…

Senate Dems trim cost of health care bill

Determined to advance President Barack Obama's health care agenda, key Senate Democrats are calling for a government-run insurance option to compete with private plans, as well as a $750-per-worker annual…

Can Franken boost Dems on key issues?

The jokes about Minnesota's prolonged recount can finally stop, just in time for Democrats to secure a reliable vote from a former funny man.

Al Franken is on his…