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Feinstein’s Blaming White House for National Security Leaks Emerges as Campaign Issue

Feinstein’s Blaming White House for National Security Leaks Emerges as Campaign Issue

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — In remarks at the World Affairs Council, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, expressed concern Monday about leaks of national security information coming, she’s conclud…

Republicans Endorse Democrats in Senate Races

Republicans Endorse Democrats in Senate Races

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With majority control of the Senate within reach for Republicans this November, one might presume that conservative party elders are doing everything within their power to elect GOP senators this fall. You’d …

Senate Kills Anti-Outsourcing Bill; Democrats Point to Romney, GOP Points to Obama’s Economy

Senate Kills Anti-Outsourcing Bill; Democrats Point to Romney, GOP Points to Obama’s Economy

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate has rejected further consideration of a bill Democrats say would have eliminated existing tax breaks for employers who ship their jobs overseas. While Republicans sought to squash it as political theater…

House Gears Up to Repeal Obamacare — Again

House Gears Up to Repeal Obamacare — Again

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld the president’s health care reform law, the House of Representatives is set to vote to repeal the legislation again in what Democrats have decried as a polit…

GOP Unwilling to Let Obama ‘Move Forward’ After Health Care Ruling

GOP Unwilling to Let Obama ‘Move Forward’ After Health Care Ruling

Joe Raedle/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Though the Supreme Court ruling on the Obama administration’s signature health care reform law dominated the news cycle on Thursday, there were already signs that the landmark decision m…

Fleeing Obama? Dems Skipping Out, Adding to Convention Woes

Fleeing Obama? Dems Skipping Out, Adding to Convention Woes

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Four years ago, President Obama’s coronation in Denver was a big, happy party.More than 84,000 Democrats attended Obama’s nomination speech at Invesco Field, waiting for hours in a long, snaking line to see the Illinois…

List of Democrats Skipping the Party’s National Convention Continues to Grow

List of Democrats Skipping the Party’s National Convention Continues to Grow

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — There may be some extra hotel space in Charlotte, N. C. come the beginning of September, as several Democrat officials have announced that they will not be attending the Democratic National Convention this year, and Pre…

Student Loan Deal Taking Shape on Capitol Hill

Student Loan Deal Taking Shape on Capitol Hill

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Congress is starting to see some light at the end of the student loan impasse tunnel.Both the Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate Tuesday announced that a deal is almost complete to avoid student loan r…

House Dems Raised More Cash Than GOP in May

House Dems Raised More Cash Than GOP in May

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — the group that oversees Democratic House races — slightly out-raised their Republican counterparts, the National Republican Congressional Committee, for the month…

Study: Republicans, Democrats Can’t Even Agree on Coffee

Study: Republicans, Democrats Can’t Even Agree on Coffee

Buyology, Inc.(WASHINGTON) — Trying to escape the partisan bickering and political pandering that is dominating this election season?  Those party lines may extend much farther than you think.From choosing where to get that morning coffee fix to …

Study: Republicans, Democrats Can’t Even Agree on Coffee

Study: Republicans, Democrats Can’t Even Agree on Coffee

Buyology, Inc.(WASHINGTON) — Trying to escape the partisan bickering and political pandering that is dominating this election season?  Those party lines may extend much farther than you think.From choosing where to get that morning coffee fix to …

Immigration Decision Puts Senate Candidates on the Spot

Immigration Decision Puts Senate Candidates on the Spot

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Some Senate candidates are walking fine lines on immigration policy after Friday’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security, which has highlighted near-rifts between those candidates and their part…

Maine Senate Race Scrambled by Strong Independent Candidate

Maine Senate Race Scrambled by Strong Independent Candidate

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Two candidates emerged victorious from a crowded field in Maine’s Senate primary on Tuesday. Republicans nominated Charlie Summers, Maine’s secretary of state, from a group of six potential candidates, and…

Republican Senator Criticizes Democrats for Comments on Supreme Court

Republican Senator Criticizes Democrats for Comments on Supreme Court

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — On Thursday, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, took to the Senate floor to warn his colleagues and President Obama about public comments about the Supreme Court as it deliberates the health care case.“Attempts to manipulate or to bu…

House Rejects Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions

House Rejects Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House voted Thursday to reject a measure that would have banned sex-selection abortions in the United States, pitting Republicans and Democrats in a showdown over a woman’s right to choose, which opponent…

Sex-Selection Abortions Bill Pits Democrats Against Republicans in House

Sex-Selection Abortions Bill Pits Democrats Against Republicans in House

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Wednesday afternoon, the House debated a bill that would ban sex-selection abortions in the United States, pitting Republicans and Democrats in a showdown over a woman’s right to choose, which opponents conte…

Dueling Student Loan Bills Rejected in Senate

Dueling Student Loan Bills Rejected in Senate

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate made one last gesture this month to work on the Student Loan bill, but Democratic and Republican versions both failed in a last-minute, and half-hearted, attempt Thursday before lawmakers leave for a week-lon…

President Obama Denounces GOP ‘Wild Debts’: I’m Not an Over-Spender

President Obama Denounces GOP ‘Wild Debts’: I’m Not an Over-Spender

Alex Wong/Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — At a fundraiser for his re-election campaign in Denver Wednesday night, President Obama set out to upend conventional Republican wisdom that his administration has been defined by excessive government …

Even with Calculators, Senate Still Comes Up with Zero on the Budget

Even with Calculators, Senate Still Comes Up with Zero on the Budget

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Despite beginning the day with a vote permitting the use of calculators on the Senate floor, Wednesday turned out to be less than productive for the U.S. senators.The Senate spent the whole day Wednesday, with over s…

Even with Calculators, Senate Still Comes Up with Zero on the Budget

Even with Calculators, Senate Still Comes Up with Zero on the Budget

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Despite beginning the day with a vote permitting the use of calculators on the Senate floor, Wednesday turned out to be less than productive for the U.S. senators.The Senate spent the whole day Wednesday, with over s…

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