Senate

Senate Prepares For Christmas Eve Vote On Health Care Reform Bill

Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Measure

Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year’s Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to block across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials.

12/31/2012

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) speaks to her peers on January 21, 2009 at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hutchison Defends Conservative Record On Way Out

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is defending her conservative record as leaves Washington after nearly two decades.

12/17/2012

Former U.S. Representative Dick Armey speaks at a Tea Party panel discussion at the 2010 New Yorker Festival at DGA Theater on October 2, 2010 in New York City. (credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images the New Yorker)

Former Tea Party Leader Blames GOP For Setbacks

The former leader of a tea party group says the Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for the GOP’s losses in last month’s congressional elections.

12/10/2012

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

Washington, D.C.

Dems, GOP Fight Brewing Over Curbing Filibusters

A brewing and potentially bitter battle over Democratic efforts to limit filibusters could increase partisan tensions in the Senate just as President Obama and Republicans are trying to find a compromise on major issues.

11/12/2012

Paul Sadler, the Democratic candidate for Senate, concedes the race to Republican Ted Cruz at the Texas Democrat watch party at the Driskill Hotel in Austin. (Sharrie Williams/CBSDFW)

Sadler Concedes US Senate Race To Cruz

Democrat Paul Sadler has conceded the U.S. Senate race to Republican Ted Cruz, urging supporters to “be proud of the voters’ choice.”

11/06/2012

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Audacity Of Harry Reid

How dare Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, spew his latest unsubstantiated rumors against Mitt Romney?

08/01/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Harry Reid Dares to Talk About Angry Old White Men

Harry Reid got – as he often does – in calling Republican donors “angry old white men”. Imagine the reaction if House Speaker John Boehner were to say something such as: support or donations to Obama made by 17 angry black men.

07/18/2012

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