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Senate moving Homeland Security bill while House stalls

Senate moving Homeland Security bill while House stalls

The Senate is moving forward on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department, but the House is in limbo two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conservatives angrily…

GOP may need Dems’ help on Homeland bill

GOP may need Dems’  help on Homeland bill

For all the talk of Republican House Speaker John Boehner being trapped by the quarrel over funding the Homeland Security Department, he holds a potential escape key, if he’s willing…

Obama finding opposition from both right and left

Obama finding opposition from both right and left

Reps. Barbara Lee and John Fleming are highly dubious at best about President Barack Obama’s requests for enhanced powers to make trade deals and to deploy the U.S. military. And…

What, exactly, what does it mean to be a Democrat?

What, exactly, what does it mean to be a Democrat?

Democrats are struggling to answer a simple question — “What’s a Democrat?” — and must do a better job of explaining their core values to voters, according to a task…

Boehner to Democrats: Get off their ‘ass’

Boehner to Democrats: Get off their ‘ass’

House Speaker John Boehner challenged Senate Democrats Wednesday to “get off their ass” and pass a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department and restrict President Barack Obama’s executive moves…

Dems want to make Jeb Bush just another Romney

Dems want to make Jeb Bush just another Romney

Mitt Romney opposed the government’s rescue of U.S. automakers. So did Jeb Bush. Both worked in finance and backed the Wall Street bailout. Both are advocates of tax cuts that…

Legislative lobbying on No Child Left Behind law

Legislative lobbying on No Child Left Behind law

Outnumbered by Republicans, Democratic lawmakers are jockeying to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law. With votes anticipated in…

Can the Democrats clean up their ‘vision’ act?

Can the Democrats clean up their ‘vision’ act?

President Barack Obama is trying to cheer up House Democrats, urging them to keep battling for middle-class families even as they trumpet brighter news about jobs, energy production and other…

Romney cites failures of leaders in both parties

Romney cites failures of leaders in both parties

Outlining his possible rationale for a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that political leaders in both parties are failing to address the nation’s most pressing problems —…

SOTU: Loading the House gallery with partisan guests

SOTU: Loading the House gallery with partisan guests

To see the other stars of the State of the Union Tuesday night, you had to look up — way up, to the visitors’ gallery circling the room above President…

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