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McConnell: We don’t need no stinkin’ Russian nuclear treaty

The Senate's Republican leader said Sunday he would oppose a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, damaging prospects for President Barack Obama's foreign policy priority...

Congress pontificated against earmarks, then then packed bill with pork

More than two dozen senators — most of them Republicans — put hundreds of homestate projects in the $1.3 trillion bill to fund the...

Obama claims tax deal will help middle class

President Barack Obama says a tax cut package that's about to become law will give a much-needed holiday-season boost to middle class Americans and...

Tax showdown in House today

A massive tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes is headed for a vote in the House...

Senate ready to pass Obama-GOP tax package

The Senate is moving to pass a package that would spare taxpayers at every income level from a significant tax increase on Jan. 1. The...

Dems mull changes while GOP grumbles

House Democrats considered changes in legislation to avoid a Jan. 1 jump in income taxes on Tuesday, despite a warning from Republicans that the...

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...

Obama-GOP tax bill passes key Senate hurdle

Far-reaching legislation to avert a Jan. 1 income-tax increase for millions won overwhelming support in a Senate test vote on Monday, backed by an...

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...