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GOP set to keep blocking job benefits extension

A Republican filibuster appears increasingly likely to kill long-sought legislation extending jobless benefits and a host of other spending and tax measures, despite a...

Primary results showcase 2010 themes

South Carolina Republicans nominated a tea party-backed Indian-American woman to run for governor and a conservative black man to run for Congress from the...

Obama’s tax, jobs bill strikes out in Senate

A Democratic bill to extend jobless benefits and raise taxes on investment fund managers failed a key vote in the Senate on Thursday, dealing...

New poll offers hope for Congressional Democrats

There's encouraging news for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public...

Obama’s push on energy bill falls on deaf Capitol Hill ears

President Barack Obama's muted call for comprehensive energy legislation failed to sway a hesitant Congress on Wednesday, with hopes for approval before November elections...

‘None of the above’ gaining ground on Harry Reid

Harry Reid faces one wild-card factor in November's election: None of the above. Nearly 11 percent of voters in Nevada's Democratic primary last week chose...

Obama, GOP in pissing contest over Medicare pay for docs

President Barack Obama is asking Republican lawmakers to approve billions of dollars in new spending to avert a scheduled 21 percent cut in payments...

Sharron Angle: A gift to Democrats from the political gods

Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee to challenge embattled Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for his seat in Nevada, could be a gift from...

Primaries showcase fall political themes

The subplots abounded Tuesday night: Antipathy toward elected officials and the establishment. The power of special interests. Tests of party purity. The tea party....

Lincoln uses Clinton, anti-union message to survive

Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln survived a bruising Democratic runoff thanks to former President Bill Clinton's starpower and her argument that labor unions were trying...