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Harry Reid may allow vote on assault weapons ban

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, signaled on Tuesday that despite earlier indications to the contrary, he may allow a vote on a...

The fiscal cliff debacle: From hope to hopelessness

It began so optimistically. On November 16, after their first "fiscal cliff" session with President Barack Obama, the four leaders of Congress had stood in...

New Congress will face the same, old partisan problems

Congress is ushering in the new and the old — dozens of eager freshmen determined to change Washington and the harsh reality of another...

Last ditch effort for a ‘fiscal cliff’ deal in Senate

Senate leaders rushed to assemble a last-ditch agreement to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly delay steep spending cuts in an urgent attempt to...

For Senate, a ‘mission impossible’ from Obama?

Following a Friday meeting with congressional leaders, an impatient and annoyed President Barack Obama said it was "mind boggling" that Congress has been unable...

Last minute stab at ‘fiscal cliff” averting deal may be too...

Amid partisan bluster, top members of Congress and President Barack Obama were holding out slim hopes for a limited fiscal deal before the new...

No deal in sight as ‘fiscal cliff’ deadline nears

Lawmakers are engaged in a playground game of "who goes first," daring each political party to let the year end without resolving a Jan....

All sides are at fault in the ‘fiscal’ clifff’ mess

Publisher Doug Thompson returns to his column after a motorcycle accident nearly three months ago that almost killed him. Look at what he has to say about the mess in Washington that he found on his return.

Obama, Republicans draw lines on new budget deal

Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional...

Republicans on Harry Reid: ‘He’s a dirty liar’

Top Republicans on Sunday accused Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of lying by passing along an anonymous claim that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney...