By Susan Ferrechio | 11/22/13 08:45 AM
Senate Democrats on Thursday rewrote the chamber's filibuster rule, limiting Republicans' power to block presidential nominees and clearing the way for a wave of quick confirmation votes on President Obama's executive and judicial branch nominees. "The Democrats just pushed the panic button...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/21/13 03:11 PM
Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday moved to fundamentally alter the rules governing the chamber's filibuster rule after Republicans repeatedly rejected President Obama's nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court. The change, approved 52-48, would prevent the minority party from using the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/20/13 04:11 PM
An ethics watchdog group wants Congress to investigate whether concierge-style health insurance perks offered to lawmakers and staff violate the congressional gift ban.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/20/13 03:43 PM
Consumers have suffered sticker shock when they try to enroll in Obamacare's health insurance exchanges, but soon those same consumers may be faced with far fewer choices of doctors and hospitals.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/20/13 12:37 PM
Two potential Republican presidential candidates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Paul Ryan, both are running ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the battleground state of Colorado, a poll released Wednesday showed. The Quinnipiac University poll shows Christie with...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/19/13 09:54 PM
The House Oversight and Reform Committee is demanding answers from the director of the Census Bureau after a news outlet reported that Census employees may have fabricated data for a jobs report that showed a significant drop in unemployment under President Obama just a month from Election Day...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/19/13 04:10 PM
Senate Democratic leaders who have grown frustrated with the repeated Republican rejections of President Obama's judicial nominations are seriously weighing a historic change to the chamber's rules that would neuter use of the filibuster by the minority party.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/19/13 03:45 PM
Congress may soon investigate a media report claiming the Labor Department falsified the nation's jobless numbers a month before the 2012 election. A Republican aide told the Washington Examiner the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is digging into the claim, published in the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/15/13 03:00 PM
House Republicans with support from a few dozen Democrats approved legislation Friday that would alter the new health care law so that millions of canceled insurance policies can be reinstated. The "Keep Your Health Plan Act" passed 261 to 157 with 39 Democrats backing it in a vote viewed as a...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/15/13 11:30 AM
House Democrats today plan to offer an alternative to a Republican health care "fix" for Obamacare that is similar to a bill authored by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. A top Democratic House aide said Friday that the measure, like Landrieu's plan, would allow people to keep individual health...
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