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Politics Dec 10

Budget compromise taking shape irks conservatives

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?…

Politics Nov 22

Sweeping Senate rule change has consequences

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…

Arts Nov 07

Election afterglow, and criticism, as parties look forward

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…

Politics Nov 01

Blocked nominees reignite filibuster fight

"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…

Politics Oct 30

Health care hearing expected to put Sebelius in hot seat

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…

Politics Aug 29

President Argues Case for Action in Syria

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…

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