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Eric Holder stepping down as U.S. Attorney General

Eric Holder stepping down as U.S. Attorney General

It wasn’t difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.…

Expect more votes from Congress on Syria

Expect more votes from Congress on Syria

As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama’s Mideast war strategy isn’t in the clear yet. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and…

More questions than answers on Obama’s policies

More questions than answers on Obama’s policies

President Barack Obama’s military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. But military experts both inside and outside…

Congress gives Obama authority to help Syrian rebels

Congress gives Obama authority to help Syrian rebels

Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after…

More meaningless votes in the House

More meaningless votes in the House

In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama’s health…

Senate set to vote on Obama’s aid to rebels

Senate set to vote on Obama’s aid to rebels

President Barack Obama’s request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent…

Nervous Congress set to approve Mideast military actions

Nervous Congress set to approve Mideast military actions

Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.…

Chemical reform bill not likely from Senate

Chemical reform bill not likely from Senate

Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate. Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the…

Congress’ mission: Take little action, go home

Congress’ mission: Take little action, go home

Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face…

In the end, voters ‘keep the bums in’

In the end, voters ‘keep the bums in’

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member…