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Scott Brown: Independent or lock-step Republican?

Scott BrownIs Scott Brown a "different kind of Republican" as he claims or will his Senate…

Backroom bribes threaten health care ‘reform’

Special legislative favors, especially one designed to secure a Nebraska senator's vote for the embattled health care package, ignited so much public outrage that President Barack Obama is calling them…

Congress slows down, takes breather on health care

Congressional leaders are taking health care legislation off the fast track as rank-and-file Democrats, wary of unhappy midterm election voters, look to President Barack Obama for guidance in his State…

McCain will support Obama’s proposed budget freeze

Sen. John McCain says he will support President Barack Obama's effort to cut federal spending, but that it won't work unless Obama shows a willingness to veto pork-barrel spending.

Senate ain’t buying Obama’s deficit reduction task force

The Senate is likely to reject a White House-backed plan to establish a bipartisan task force to recommend steps to curb the deficit, even as lawmakers digest the news that…

Republicans recruiting strong slate of new candidates

Buoyed by a big Senate win in Massachusetts and gains in Governorships in Virginia and New Jersey, Republicans beat the bushes for new candidates to run for the ever-growing list…

Clueless Democratic leaders stumble on health care

Democrats, forever oblivious to the will of American voters, continued to try and save their hopelessly-damaged health care non-reform bill Thursday but any hope for a deal is vanishing into…

Democratic nightmare on Capitol Hill: Who’s next?

Democrats on Capitol Hill fear the light at the end of the tunnel is the light from a runaway locomotive called voter anger.

The loss of a Massachusetts Senate seat held…

Dems may pull fast one on health care if Coakley loses

A panicky White House and Democratic allies scrambled Sunday for a plan to salvage their hard-fought health care package in case a Republican wins Tuesday's Senate race in Massachusetts, which…

Congress sets job creation as top goal for 2010

Members of the U.S. Congress begin 2010 scrambling to reduce the double-digit U.S. jobless rate, knowing their own jobs will be at stake in the November election if they fail…