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Senate voting to approve deal; House expected to add approval tongiht

The Senate approved cloture on the deal to reopen the government and extend the debt limit through early next year by 83-16 Wednesday night...

Senate takes lead in financial crisis as debt limit deadline looms

Racing the calendar and the financial markets, Senate leaders have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government...

House set to vote on health care law repeal

The new Republican-led House is poised to deliver an emphatic thumbs-down to President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul, with no ready substitute of...

Reid: Time to reform the tax code

The U.S. tax code is "ripe" for reform and fixing it will be a top priority for Democrats this year, Senate Majority Leader Harry...

Time to to shut down the filibuster?

Senate Democrats have what they think may be a unique window of opportunity to tame the filibuster power that the Republican minority has used...

Republican chaos could help Obama

The great wall of GOP resistance, the Berlin wall of modern Washington politics, is already crumbling and threatening to the GOP takeover of the...

Did lame duck session breathe new life into a lackluster Congress?

In the middle of a House debate, Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky handed the woman in charge of the rules a paper bag....

How did a lame duck Congress become the Energizer Bunny?

This is the story of a "lame duck" Congress that wasn't. Shaken by a historic election in which angry voters canceled Democratic control of the...

Did Obama manage to salvage a bad year?

From the wreckage of the mid-term elections, US President Barack Obama, preaching pragmatism and bi-partisanship, is engineering a political rebound and reinvigorating his administration. Yet...

Senate passes food safety bill…again

The Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping bill to make food safer, sending it to the House in the waning days of Congress. It was...