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Senators head for rowdy showdown on rule changes

Senators head for rowdy showdown on rule changes

Senators prepared for a potentially rancorous day Tuesday — even by recent standards of partisan unpleasantness — as Democratic leaders threatened to change filibuster rules to stop Republicans from blocking…

Obama drops passion from public reaction to Trayvon Martin case

Obama drops passion from public reaction to Trayvon Martin case

When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain…

Obama goes political over Trayvon Martin case

Obama goes political over Trayvon Martin case

President Barack Obama is using the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of the man who shot him to push his anti-gun agenda. Obama, in a statement released Sunday,…

Volunteerism bringing George H.W. Bush to the White House

Volunteerism bringing George H.W. Bush to the White House

A commitment to volunteerism is bringing together presidents past and present. Former President George H.W. Bush is coming to the White House on Monday for a ceremony President Barack Obama…

Reid heads for rules showdown in Senate

Reid heads for rules showdown in Senate

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is driving his chamber toward rule changes that would help President Barack Obama win confirmation for some of his nominees for posts overseeing workers’ and…

Obamacare struggles to meet critical deadlines

Obamacare struggles to meet critical deadlines

With time running out, U.S. officials are struggling to cope with the task of launching the new online health insurance exchanges at the heart of President Barack Obama’s signature health…

Texas finally passes nation’s most restrictive abortion law

Texas finally passes nation’s most restrictive abortion law

Republican lawmakers in Texas passed a bill that would give the state some of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close, leading Democrats…

Republicans rejoicing after former Montana governor says ‘no’ to Senate race

Republicans rejoicing after former Montana governor says ‘no’ to Senate race

Republicans received a boost in their attempt to win back the majority in the Senate next year when a former Democratic governor bowed out of Montana’s open Senate race, a…

Government may limit ability to seize records of journalists

Government may limit ability to seize records of journalists

The Justice Department on Friday proposed curbing the ability of prosecutors to seize reporters’ records while investigating leaks to the media, after complaints that journalists’ rights were violated in recent…

Lackluster second term so far for Obama

Lackluster second term so far for Obama

A dramatic tax-raising deal last New Year’s looked like it might be a breakthrough, signaling improved second-term relations between newly re-elected President Barack Obama and a divided Congress. At least…