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Reid screwed the pooch on Burris seating

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was eager to hit the ground running in 2009. Then, with the cameras rolling, he planted his first step firmly on an upturned rake.

Hillary Clinton intervened for some of Bill’s donors

Secretary of State appointee Hillary Rodham Clinton intervened at least six times in government issues directly affecting companies and others that later contributed to…

Senate leaders agree to seat Burris

Reversing course, Senate Democrats grudgingly accepted embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's hand-selected Senate appointee, Roland Burris, as they sought to break an impasse over President-elect Barack Obama's former seat.

Clinton appears set for easy confirmation

From the disappointment of a failed White House bid, Hillary Rodham Clinton is on the threshold of the world's stage as chief diplomat for the Democrat who defeated her.

Republicans return to familiar territory

Out of power, Republicans appear to be retreating to familiar old ground. They're becoming deficit hawks again.

GOP lawmakers didn't seem to mind enjoying the fruits of government largesse…

Mr. Burris ready to return to Washington

Roland Burris, buoyed by a favorable court ruling,…

Democratic Senators unhappy with Obama tax cuts

Senators from Barack Obama's own Democratic Party have raised red flags over a 300 billion dollar tax cut at the core of his stimulus…

Divisions threaten Obama’s stimulus plan

Lawmakers are under orders to finish action on President-elect Barack Obama's nearly $800 billion economic recovery plan by mid-February. But already it is plain that a set of serious fissures…

Senate retreats on seating Burris

Senate Democrats beat a hasty retreat Wednesday from their rejection of Roland Burris as President-elect Barack Obama's successor, yielding to pressure from Obama himself and from senators irked that the…

Senate may find a way to seat Burris

Senate Democrats are looking for ways to defuse the standoff that has denied Roland Burris the vacated Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama of Illinois, but maybe not much longer.