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Senate gears up for second crucial vote on health care

One 60-vote hurdle down, two to go for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in the Senate.

The second vote was set for early Tuesday morning as exhausted but happy Democratic…

Nelson: Health care bill faces public backlash

It was the concern of Nebraska's Republican governor over expanded Medicaid costs in the proposed Senate health care overhaul bill that led to a compromise to cover his state's estimated…

Health care bill clears hurdle on party line vote

Sen. Harry Reid Democrats in the Senate won a crucial test vote on President Barack Obama's health…

Senate passes ‘must-do’ bill on defense, jobless

The Senate cleared its year-end plate of some must-do work Saturday as it passed a critical budget bill that blends money for the Pentagon with additional help for the jobless.

The…

Democrats lock up 60th vote on health care

Sen. Ben Nelson

Senate Democrats close in on 60 votes

Senate Democrats appear within reach of the 60 votes necessary to pass President Barack Obama's health care legislation after a long year of struggle and a final burst of deadline…

Most Americans rate Congress low on ethics

Gallup poll

For the first time in Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics of Professions poll, a majority of Americans -- 55% -- say the…

Other ‘must-pass’ legislation clears key hurdle

Must-pass legislation that wraps up the bulk of the remaining congressional agenda besides health care easily cleared a key Senate hurdles early Friday morning.

Anchored by a $626 billion Pentagon funding…

Democrat vs. Democrat: The soap opera continues

It's one of the oldest spectator sports in American politics: Democrat vs. Democrat. Welcome to the health care overhaul edition.

With just days remaining to prove that they can meet a…

Graham: An odd champion for climate change action

Sen. Lindsey GrahamSen. Lindsey Graham makes an unlikely champion for action…