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Tax fight puts Schumer at odds with Obama

President Obama is getting along better than ever with Capitol Hill Republicans. But his relationship with Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer has hit a rough patch. Read more……

Reid won’t push poker in tax-cut bill

With the session winding down, he has a dwindling set of ways to enact the measure. Read more……

Senate tax bill lures Dems

Pot-sweeteners include a break for mass transit users. Read more……

Democrats defy Obama on tax deal as Senate sets vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Angry Democrats in the House of Representatives on Thursday rejected President Barack Obama’s plan to extend low tax rates, as the Senate scheduled a vote on the…

The Caucus: Obamas Light National Christmas Tree

A moment for holiday wishes and thoughts of energy conservation. Read more……

The Caucus: Consensus Lacking in Senate Last Two Years

The number of unanimous approvals in the Senate this Congress was the lowest since the mid-1990s. Read more……

The Caucus: Progressives Keeping Heat on Obama

The latest ad from a liberal group presses President Obama on the Bush tax cuts. Read more……

The Caucus: Saying Goodbye to the Senate

Three senators — Robert F. Bennett, Jim Bunning and Byron L. Dorgan — gave farewell addresses on Thursday. Read more……

Senate Republicans block 9/11 health bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a bill that would provide medical care for firefighters and other responders to the September 11, 2001, attacks who developed illnesses from…

GOP taps freshmen for prime spots

The Republican Steering Committee begins to award plum committee posts. Read more……