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Mistakes will force health care bill back to the House

Mistakes will force health care bill back to the House

Senate Republicans learned early Thursday that they will be able to kill language in a measure altering President Barack Obama‘s newly enacted health care overhaul, meaning the bill will have…

Crippled health care bill headed to Obama for signature

Crippled health care bill headed to Obama for signature

It took more than a year, a lot of compromise and back-room dealing and — finally — some legislative sleight-of-hand for Congress to pass and send President Barack Obama a…

Democrats defend hardball tactics

Democrats defend hardball tactics

Under heavy Republican attack, Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday defended plans to pass a healthcare overhaul without a direct vote as President Barack Obama‘s top domestic priority…

Senators: Leave our pork alone

Senators: Leave our pork alone

President Barack Obama says he wants projects helping specific states yanked from the health care bill Congress is writing. Democratic senators, being senators, beg to differ. The Senate-approved health measure…

Reid’s wife, daughter injured in traffic crash

Reid’s wife, daughter injured in traffic crash

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid‘s wife remained hospitalized Friday with serious injuries suffered when a tractor-trailer rear-ended the minivan she and their daughter were riding in on a suburban Virginia…

Can Republicans stop reconciliation ploy?

Can Republicans stop reconciliation ploy?

Democrats are tying the fate of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul to a fast-track process that will make the bill tough for Republicans to derail in the Senate. But…

White House wants simple up or down vote on health care reform

White House wants simple up or down vote on health care reform

The White House called for a “simple up-or-down” vote on health care legislation Sunday as Speaker Nancy Pelosi appealed to House Democrats to get behind President Barack Obama’s chief domestic…

Brown vote helps bust GOP filibuster

Scott Brown, the new Republican Senator from Massachusetts who was supposed to bring the Democratic legislative agenda to a halt, helped end a GOP-led filibuster on the jobs bill in…

Harry Reid: A casino bag man tries to survive

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid‘s poll numbers make him look like an easy mark, but casino owners who have a history of disregarding party and going with the winner in…

Politics: SNAFU, TACFU and FUBAR

When Republicans tried their hardest to use Bill Clinton’s inability to keep his pants zipped as a way to oust him from office, Democrats raised their hands in mock anger…