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  • Senate action a preview of 2014 election fight: Who's on your side?

    Senate action a preview of 2014 election fight: Who's on your side?
    The frantic image-making by Democrats and Republicans as the 2014 elections loom rippled through the Senate debate Tuesday over whether to extend jobless benefits that expired late last year. For Democrats, who unanimously supported a procedural vote on...
  • Obama: Unemployed aren't 'lazy,' they just need a hand

    Obama: Unemployed aren't 'lazy,' they just need a hand
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday urged members of Congress to extend unemployment benefits for Americans who have been out of work for a long time, arguing that those unemployed are “not lazy” but victims of the country’s...
  • Jobless benefits bill takes small step in an uphill climb

    Jobless benefits bill takes small step in an uphill climb
    WASHINGTON — Legislation to resume long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans cleared a key hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, though final passage in the chamber, and ultimately the House, remains difficult. The 60-37 vote,...
  • Congress' job: Extend jobless benefits

    Congress' job: Extend jobless benefits
    Congress is finally grappling with an issue it should have dealt with before members rushed out on Christmas vacation: extending unemployment benefits. There is bipartisan support for renewing the federal benefits that expired last month, cutting off...
  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress
    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • Gallup poll: Obama unpopular in states with key 2014 Senate contests

    Gallup poll: Obama unpopular in states with key 2014 Senate contests
    A new Gallup poll suggested Monday why Republicans running in some of the most contested U.S. Senate races this year will be campaigning fiercely against President Obama, even as their Democratic counterparts strive to make the races about anything but...
  • State of the Union: Obama asks Congress to reverse economic inequality

    WASHINGTON — Hoping to lay a politically bruising year to rest, President Obama on Tuesday declared a “year of action” in which he said he would work with lawmakers when he could, but would sidestep them to move proposals to help low-...
  • In State of the Union, Obama focuses on America's economic divide

    WASHINGTON — Hoping to leave a bruising year in the rearview mirror, President Obama vowed Tuesday to work with Congress when possible but around it when necessary to push ahead with a series of mostly modest steps aimed at helping low- and middle-...
  • A 'do-nothing Congress' for the record books?

    WASHINGTON — By the numbers, this Congress is on track to make the infamous "do-nothing Congress" of the late 1940s look downright prolific. Before the Senate adjourned Friday for an extended holiday break, the two bodies of the 113th Congress...
  • Senate Democrats go nuclear to preserve majority rule

    WASHINGTON -- The old axiom, be careful what you wish for because you may get it, is back in play here with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's successful change in Senate rules dealing with that old albatross, the filibuster. After five years of...
  • Letters: Senate Democrats go nuclear

    Letters: Senate Democrats go nuclear
    Re "Senate curbs filibusters in historic shift," Nov. 22 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his Democratic colleagues have changed the filibuster rule to exclude nominations for administration appointees (except for Supreme Court justices)....
  • Budget deal clears Senate hurdle

    WASHINGTON — A rare bipartisan budget deal aimed at averting another government shutdown cleared its biggest remaining political hurdle Tuesday, ending the best chance opponents had of killing the compromise and worsening tensions between the...