By Susan Ferrechio | 11/24/13 10:49 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday defended the nuclear deal with Iran as less than perfect, but a chance to stop the country's efforts to build nuclear weapons. "This negotiation is not the art of fantasy or the art of the ideal," Kerry said on ABC's "This Week." "It's the art of the...
11/24/13 02:06 AM
(www.nytimes.com) The Senate vote to end filibusters for most presidential nominees is just one symptom of the deep level of dysfunction coursing through Congress less than a year before midterm elections.
By Associated Press | 11/23/13 11:28 AM
As Democrats watched Senate Republicans use filibuster powers to thwart more and more of President Barack Obama's agenda and nominees, they wondered how much worse it could get.
11/23/13 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democrats watched Senate Republicans use filibuster powers to thwart more and more of President Barack Obama's agenda and nominees, they wondered how much worse it could get. They finally reached a breaking point this past week when party leaders concluded that what they...
By Brian Hughes | 11/22/13 02:06 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney made clear Friday that President Obama would not sign an immigration bill unless it was comprehensive, a declaration made days after the president said he was open to a possible piecemeal approach. "In the end, this has to be comprehensive," Carney told...
By Philip Klein | 11/22/13 12:02 PM
Obama administration officials have delayed the open enrollment period for purchasing coverage through health insurance exchanges for 2015, according to a Bloomberg report. The move, which would postpone the start of open enrollment to Nov. 15, 2014 from Oct. 15, has both political and...
By Bloomberg News | 11/22/13 10:27 AM
House and Senate negotiators adjourned talks on a new agricultural bill until after a congressional recess, increasing the chances of a lapse in programs that could double the price of milk next year. “I’m disappointed we don’t have an agreement yet,” Senate Agriculture Chairman Debbie...
By Veronique de Rugy | 11/22/13 09:15 AM
How can some policymakers claim to be fiscal conservatives when they won’t allow small spending cuts to the defense budget to go through?
11/22/13 08:50 AM
(www.theatlantic.com) A powerful, well-organized coalition did everything it could, with no results. Now advocates are preparing to shift from lobbying to revenge.
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...
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