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Senate gives Obama victory on Start treaty

The Senate on Wednesday ratified an arms control treaty with Russia that reins in the nuclear weapons that could plunge the world into doomsday,...

Obama gets the votes he needs for new arms treaty

President Barack Obama locked up enough Senate Republican votes Tuesday to ratify a new arms control treaty with Russia that would cap nuclear warheads...

And the house Democrats just keep on bitching

The struggle over tax cuts is seriously straining President Barack Obama's relationship with House Democrats, who have backed him on key issues even when...

Tax cut pill a bitter one for Democrats to swallow

The struggle over tax cuts is seriously straining President Barack Obama's relationship with House Democrats, who have backed him on key issues even when...

Partisanship or cooperation? Damn good question

For an early idea of how the Democratic White House and emboldened House Republicans will get along next year, keep an eye on Vice...

Democratic mistakes, Tea Party success turn McConnell into power player

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has long been the butt of many Washington jokes, from the more than 200 cartoons that hang on his office...

Pissed Democrats say tax bill will likely pass but they’re not...

Slowly, painfully and reluctantly, congressional Democrats are slogging their way toward acceptance of President Barack Obama's tax cut compromise, which would let rich and...

Obama turns up the heat on allies for tax cut support

The White House courted and squeezed wary Democratic allies on Wednesday in a bid to rescue a compromise with Republicans to avert a massive...

Obama’s new scare tactic: No tax cut, new recession

Raising the direst alarm yet, the Obama administration warned fellow Democrats on Wednesday that if they defeat the big tax-cut compromise detested by many...

Republicans block tax cuts for middle class

President Barack Obama's Republican foes in the Senate have blocked a move to let Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire, rejecting in...