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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…

Can Democrats hold on to Kennedy’s old seat?

For much of her campaign, Martha Coakley steered clear of the Kennedy mystique, methodically crafting a low-key campaign to fill the late Edward Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat the way the…

Health care talks shift into overdrive

President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats stand within days if not hours of striking final deals on historic health care legislation after key labor unions won concessions and pledged their…

House wants Geithner’s emails, phone logs

A House committee probing bailout deals has subpoenaed the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for correspondence from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and other officials.

The House Oversight and Government Affairs…

Can the health care bill control costs?

Short of rationing, lawmakers have pulled nearly every available cost-control lever in the sweeping health care overhaul President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders are pushing to finish.

Will it work?

It…

Republicans: Dems have double standard for Reid

The Republican Party chief called on Senator Harry Reid on Sunday to step down as Senate majority leader over racial comments about President Barack Obama, while Democrats tried to put…

Say bye-bye to health care public option

Senior House Democrats have largely abandoned hopes of including a government-run insurance option in the final compromise health care bill taking shape, according to several officials, and are pushing for…

Democratic retirements: Hey, its tough out there

Two longtime Senate Democrats suddenly abandoned re-election bids, and so did a Democratic swing-state governor, underscoring the perilous political environment for President Barack Obama's party as anti-incumbent sentiment ripples across…