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  • Senate approves debt ceiling bill after last-minute fight within GOP

    Senate approves debt ceiling bill after last-minute fight within GOP
    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, but not without a dramatic scene in the Senate as Republican leaders scrambled to find enough votes to head off a...
  • Ted Cruz: the most selfish senator ever?

    Ted Cruz: the most selfish senator ever?
    The legend of Sen. Ted Cruz continues to build -- and not in a good way. A "Face the Nation" discussion about Texas Republican Cruz stood out on the Sunday morning chat shows. Cruz made Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,...
  • A less than loving Valentine's Day in Washington

    WASHINGTON -- On the feast day of St. Valentine in the Anglican Church and various other religious jurisdictions around the globe, love may have been in the air, but not here in the Nation's capital. About a foot of snow covered the monuments, short-...
  • Two sides to Obamacare, only one factual

    Two sides to Obamacare, only one factual
    One of the best features in President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is the freedom that it offers workers from "job lock," a job they can't leave for fear of losing their affordable health insurance coverage. Yet, Obamacare foes think that's a bad...
  • The troubling legacy of Obamacare

    WASHINGTON -- Like Watergate before it, Obamacare has become the gift that keeps on giving -- to partisan opponents determined to bring down an American president. In 1972, the Republican break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at...
  • Senate rejects stronger military sexual assault bill

    Senate rejects stronger military sexual assault bill
    WASHINGTON — An ambitious bill seeking to stem the rise of sexual assaults in the military died Thursday after senators from both parties refused to limit the role of commanding officers in deciding whether to prosecute such cases. Sen. Kirsten...
  • McConnell says liberal California billionaire just like the Kochs

    McConnell says liberal California billionaire just like the Kochs
    WASHINGTON —  As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid resumed his polemic against the Koch brothers Tuesday, Republicans were quick to respond, noting they are not the only ones with a generous billionaire in their corner. The debate on the Senate...
  • Obama raises minimum wage for federal contractors

    Obama raises minimum wage for federal contractors
    WASHINGTON -- After promising for weeks to do so, President Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors -- but only after wagging his finger at Congress for failing to “give America a raise” by...
  • House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase

    House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase
    WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to extend the nation's borrowing capacity for another year, lifting the threat of government default and ending — for now — three years of partisan fiscal battles....
  • Democrats go a-courting as the Senate hangs in the balance

    Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the "Daddy Party," all about military security...
  • Is Cruz out of control?

    What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe. Is the freshman senator on an "ego trip," putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz's conservative supporters)? ABC...
  • Top House Republican proposes ambitious tax overhaul

    Top House Republican proposes ambitious tax overhaul
    WASHINGTON — A top House Republican unveiled an ambitious plan to overhaul the tax code Wednesday, taking aim at long-protected loopholes for mortgage interest deductions, corporate jets and Wall Street pay. The plan would also lower top rates...