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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...

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...

Can prostitute-loving Eliot Spitzer return to office? Sadly, yes.

Whoremonger Eliot Spitzer delivered more than 27,000 signatures to New York officials Thursday, more than enough needed to get on the ballot for his...

Can Congress overcome its petty differences and actually do something?

Republicans and Democrats put goodwill to the test as Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans...

Government of the inept, unqualified and unbelievable

In the American military, sexual abuse is so prevalent that even those in charge of overseeing programs to protect victims are themselves in jail...

Senate Leader says gun control bill must include expanded background...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday that to be effective any gun-control bill that passes his chamber must include universal background checks,...

Some signs of cooperation between sides on budget debacle

The Obama administration and congressional Republicans are quietly working in tandem to blunt the impact of short-term spending cuts that kicked in with dire...

GOP Senators call Hagel a liar, want his nomination vote delayed

Senate Republicans have questioned Chuck Hagel's truthfulness and they've challenged his patriotism. Now they're threatening to stonewall his nomination to be President Barack Obama's defense...

Obama pushing his programs to reluctant Democrats

President Barack Obama is trying to sell Senate Democrats on his strategy for tackling immigration, gun control and a host of fiscal dilemmas. Senate Democratic...

Republicans willing to use spending cuts as leverage

Driven by frustration over deficits and debt, Republican conservatives are pushing a politically risky move to permit painfully large automatic spending cuts to strike...