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A Senate employee walks through the Capitol Crypt at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images It's not often the Senate works through the night. But Republicans -- still fuming because the Democrats who control…
Congressional leaders are headed back to Washington Tuesday to try to finish work on a budget deal so they can go home for the holidays on Friday. Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Quick, what's the opposite of a grand bargain?…
Seeking to move past the health care law's website woes, President Barack Obama, seen here Monday speaking about AIDS, will refocus the public's attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Consider it a sort…
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talks to reporters about the use of the 'nuclear option' at the U.S. Capitol Thursday. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images They went nuclear. No, Senate Democrats aren't glowing green, but Thursday they voted to implement…
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on Tuesday. Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images The results of two major off-year gubernatorial contests are still giving the political parties plenty…
"Something has to change," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday after Senate Republicans derailed two federal nominations. File photo of Reid by Getty Images Senate Republicans have mounted a fight with the White House over President Barack…
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has acknowledged that the launch of HealthCare.gov has been "rockier than we would have liked." Photo by Erich Schlegel/For The Washington Post via Getty Images If you thought Tuesday's hearing was testy, that…
President Barack Obama sat down with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff Wednesday at the White House. On the subject of Syria, the president stressed he has "no interest" in "any kind of open-ended conflict" there, but he said that countries…
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed the day's events would "go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation." King's dream and legacy are the central focus of a major…
House Speaker John Boehner conducts his weekly news conference August 1. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Lawmakers are headed for a clash of political will over funding the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The government…
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