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Durbin: Senate short of votes needed to pass budget deal

Durbin: Senate short of votes needed to pass budget deal

Senate Democrats are still short of the votes needed to pass a budget deal that would avoid a government shutdown in January and blunt automatic spending cuts, Senator Dick Durbin,…

Obama thanks Senate for passing debt, budget bill

Obama thanks Senate for passing debt, budget bill

President Barack Obama is thanking Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate for passing a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a default. Obama says if and…

Immigration bill headed to full Senate

Immigration bill headed to full Senate

A far-reaching bill to remake the nation’s immigration system is headed to the full Senate, where tough battles are brewing on gay marriage, border security and other contentious issues, with…

More political scandals for Illinois

More political scandals for Illinois

When Illinois’ new General Assembly takes the oath of office Wednesday, the state that’s still struggling to rebuild its image after two consecutive governors went to prison will set yet…

More women than ever in this year’s House, Senate races

More women than ever in this year’s House, Senate races

Democrats and Republicans have nominated women as candidates in a record 181 U.S. Senate and House races that will be decided in November’s general election, the Center for American Women…

Snowe’s exit creates political chaos in Maine

Snowe’s exit creates political chaos in Maine

Senator Olympia Snowe‘s decision to not seek re-election in November has roiled politics in Maine with both of the state’s U.S. House members and at least two former governors considering…

Bitter Olympia Snowe leaving Senate

Bitter Olympia Snowe leaving Senate

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, saying she is tired of “wasting precious time” in a bitter divided Congress, announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election in November. “We could have done…

Mad GOP scramble for Senate seats

Mad GOP scramble for Senate seats

Less than two months after voters gave Republicans six more Senate seats and control of the House, the GOP is lining up candidates for 2012, well ahead of the pace…

Joe Miller: Sore loser to the bitter end

Joe Miller: Sore loser to the bitter end

Senate hopeful Joe Miller has dropped his bid to stop write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski from being certified the winner of Alaska’s November 2 election but will challenge the results in…

Once again, a court will decide an election

Once again, a court will decide an election

Legal wrangling over Alaska’s contested U.S. Senate race reached the state Supreme Court Friday, with justices hearing Republican Joe Miller‘s appeal of a lower court ruling that amounted to a…

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