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  • Obama, Republicans in Congress spar over border crisis

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans on Thursday escalated their war of words over the border crisis as lawmakers began considering the White House's $3.7 billion funding request to address the problem. Even before the Senate...
  • In GOP idea mix, Santorum says it's time to think blue (collar)

    PHILADELPHIA Rick Santorum is talking what sounds like Republican heresy. It's time to move beyond Ronald Reagan, he says. Labor should be valued as much as capital. Rising income inequality is a problem. The former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP...
  • Francis Wilkinson: Why Obama may gamble midterms on immigration

    Francis Wilkinson: Why Obama may gamble midterms on immigration
    President Barack Obama has said that he will act administratively on immigration before the midterm election. Pro-immigration activists are pleading with him to "go big and bold," as Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA de Maryland, told Buzzfeed....
  • For Senate leaders, conflicts take a personal turn and play out in public

    WASHINGTON Four minutes after the Senate returned from its Fourth of July recess this week, Harry Reid laced into Mitch McConnell. Senate Republican leaders were throwing a "temper tantrum," Reid told the Senate. Their conduct was "outrageous." Once...
  • Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing

    Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing
    Somewhere, somehow, there's at least one person who thought it would be a good idea for the Congressional leadership of two opposing parties to hold publicly hold hands. And sing. At at ceremony Tuesday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...
  • Howard Henry Baker Jr. dies at 88; key player in Watergate hearings

    Howard Henry Baker Jr., a respected Washington insider who played a pivotal role in the Watergate hearings in 1973, has died. He was 88. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the death on the Senate floor. The former Republican senator from...
  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit

    WASHINGTON--The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a...
  • Howard Baker's death a reminder of the pygmy politicians we have now

    When someone dies, folks often say: “They don’t make them like that anymore.” In the case of former Republican Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, who passed away Thursday, that’s certainly true. Baker is most famous, of course,...
  • Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88

    Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88
    Tennessee Republican Howard Baker, a pivotal figure in the Senate Watergate inquiry that pushed U.S. President Richard Nixon toward resignation and who later helped salvage Ronald Reagan's presidency amid the Iran-Contra scandal, has died. He was 88....
  • GOP still faces war with tea party

    WASHINGTON The Republican Party establishment once again won a big battle, this time in Mississippi. But it's still facing a prolonged, bitter war with tea party insurgents. Tea party activists and rebellious conservative groups were fuming Wednesday...
  • Cochran takes early lead in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary

    WASHINGTON Sen. Thad Cochran opened up an early lead over upstart challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's fiercely fought Republican Senate runoff election Tuesday, a race that tested the tea party's waning appeal. McDaniel barely finished ahead of...
  • Cochran clings to small lead in Mississippi's GOP Senate primary

    WASHINGTON Sen. Thad Cochran stubbornly clung to a small lead over upstart challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's fiercely fought Republican Senate runoff election Tuesday, a race that tested the tea party's waning appeal. Cochran, 76, was seeking...