First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill. Now it's the Senate Republicans' turn, specifically Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz…
By David Espo, Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year.
By Gwen Ifill
I’ve spent so many years talking about lame ducks in the White House and Congress, and it’s never occurred to me to find out what the heck it means.
By Colleen Shalby
Members of the Republican and Democratic parties responded to the president’s actions.
By Michelle Rindels
Reid was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday when he told the audience, "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are."…
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America’s new envoy to Russia.
By Philip Elliott, Associated Press
The Senate's top Democrat says the free flow of what he calls "shady money" into politics is the biggest threat to democracy he's seen in his lifetime. But his Republican counterpart calls efforts to limit campaign spending "terrible policy."…
Senate suspends negotiations pending 'more acceptable' plan from House GOP…
Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., expressed optimism that a deal on the shutdown would be reached by the end of the week. However, it remained unclear how House Republicans would receive any…
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