11/21/13 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate signaled Thursday it would only give President Barack Obama until next month before pressing ahead with new Iran sanctions, and a key Republican introduced legislation designed to limit the president's future negotiating ability with Tehran. Senate...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/21/13 03:24 PM
President Obama on Thursday backed the Senate's decision to trigger the “nuclear option” and change its filibuster rules, saying it was necessary to stop the Republican Party's “pattern of obstruction.” “I support the step a majority of senators took to change the way Washington is...
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 Ashe Schow | 11/21/13 02:05 PM
Now that the Senate has agreed to Majority Leader Harry Reid's “nuclear option” rule change, ending filibusters of judicial nominations by allowing 51 Senators to confirm judges, it's a good time to look at how his position has evolved since the Nevada Democrat was in the minority and...
By Alan Fram | 11/21/13 12:24 PM
In a victory for Democrats, the Senate has voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts. The mostly party-line vote was 52-48. It came Thursday after a series of procedural moves and angry...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/21/13 12:15 PM
“Yes, I do,” said Biden, during a visit to a sandwich shop in downtown D.C., where reporters asked him if he backed the filibuster reforms. Reid on Thursday said he was prepared to propose a change to rules that would block Republicans from forcing a 60-vote threshold and filibustering any...
By Tim Mak | 11/21/13 11:52 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged Thursday to advance a bipartisan effort to tighten U.S. economic sanctions on Iran in December despite the White House's plea that Congress not intervene while the administration is talking with Tehran about its nuclear program.
By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 11:43 AM
A group of about 60 pro-immigration reform activists late Wednesday evening stormed an Arlington, Va., condominium complex where House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., maintains a home.
By Charlie Spiering | 11/21/13 11:21 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was quite pleased this morning after he made a joke at Obamacare's expense about changing the filibuster rules in the Senate.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/21/13 11:17 AM
Janet Yellen cleared a key hurdle to becoming the next chairman of the Federal Reserve on Thursday morning, receiving approval from the Senate Banking Committee. But Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., voted no, possibly complicating Yellen's bid for confirmation in the full Senate, which is...
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