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  • Why Woodrow Wilson hated the filibuster -- and why it still makes no sense today

     Why Woodrow Wilson hated the filibuster -- and why it still makes no sense today
    Senators have long considered any change to filibuster rules to be "the nuclear option." But the recent action by Democrats to limit the use of filibusters in blocking most presidential nominations didn't go nearly far enough. Now is the time to get rid...
  • For Congress, healthcare plans remain a notch above

    For Congress, healthcare plans remain a notch above
    WASHINGTON — Trying to align lawmakers with the people they represent, Congress three years ago decided that when the new healthcare plan took effect, members would give up their platinum health benefits and enroll in the online marketplaces created...
  • Obama: 'We're not going back' on healthcare reform

    Obama: 'We're not going back' on healthcare reform
    WASHINGTON – President Obama pushed back against Republican opposition to his healthcare law on Tuesday and pledged to make Obamacare work even if it takes the rest of his term. In an afternoon address at the White House, Obama accused GOP critics...
  • Kentucky faces a bloody midterm battle for Senate seat

    Kentucky faces a bloody midterm battle for Senate seat
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Matt Bevin stood beneath Kentucky's Capitol dome and tore into all the things wrong with Congress, starting with the state's U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. "How," Bevin demanded, "can we begin to remedy what ails us as a nation …...
  • Tawdry tweet shows why McConnell faces tough Kentucky Senate fight

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An ill-considered tweet and ham-handed bit of Photoshopping illustrate one reason Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell faces the political fight of his life. Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee—a...
  • Kentucky governor sees promise for Democrats in healthcare law

    Kentucky governor sees promise for Democrats in healthcare law
    WASHINGTON -- For congressional Democrats worried about the toll Obamacare might take on their reelection chances next fall, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear delivered a surprising message. "You know what Democrats ought to run on next November? The idea...
  • Kentucky's governor visits Capitol Hill to praise healthcare law

    Kentucky's governor visits Capitol Hill to praise healthcare law
    WASHINGTON — For congressional Democrats worried about the political toll Obamacare might take on their reelection chances next fall, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear delivered a surprising message Thursday. "You know what Democrats ought to run on...
  • Capitol Hill lawmakers call Nelson Mandela's life an inspiration

    Capitol Hill lawmakers call Nelson Mandela's life an inspiration
    WASHINGTON -- The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public...
  • Mississippi Republican seeks 7th Senate term, courts GOP battle

    WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate’s longest-serving Republicans said Friday that he would seek reelection in 2014, setting up another intraparty test between the party’s old guard and tea party forces. Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s...
  • Senate's No. 2 Republican faces new primary challenge

    WASHINGTON - Mitch McConnell isn't the only Republican Senate leader who must contend with a noteworthy primary challenge. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip, will face a conservative challenger in Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who...
  • A to-do list for Republicans

    A to-do list for Republicans
    The feeling inside the GOP these days can be summed up in a paraphrase of a line by an old French Marxist: "Hell is other Republicans." After a government shutdown that was foreseen as a failure even by many of those who haplessly provoked it, the party...
  • Budget deal clears key Senate vote

    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan budget deal that reduces the risk of a government shutdown cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate as Republicans joined Democrats to boost the bill toward final passage. The 67-33 vote, with the backing of 12...