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  • Obama sidesteps CIA-Senate fight over spying allegation

    President Obama declined to take sides Wednesday in a simmering feud between the Central Intelligence Agency and the Senate over whether the agency spied on a congressional panel. “With respect to the issues that are going back and forth between the Senate committee and the CIA, [agency...

  • Harry Reid: CIA director should apologize for alleged spying on Senate

    Sen. Harry Reid said CIA Director John Brennan should apologize to Sen. Dianne Feinstein after she accused the intelligence agency of spying on the computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Feinstein, a California Democrat who chairs the intelligence panel, took to the Senate floor...

  • Democrats talk about climate, rake in billionaire bucks

    Democrats occupied the Senate floor all night Monday, talking about climate change. They didn't try to advance any legislation, and they didn't even try very hard to get media attention.

  • Monday meme: Democracy? What democracy?

  • Democrats' push for minimum wage hike stalls in Senate

    Democrats have been trumpeting their support for a hefty minimum wage increase in the run-up to November's midterm elections. So why haven’t they taken up legislation in Congress? “"Republicans will again have to choose between standing up for middle-class families and resorting to more...

  • Republicans propose new bill to extend and reform federal jobless pay

    A group of GOP senators Thursday proposed a $10 billion plan to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits for five months without adding to the nation's deficit. Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, are among the seven Republican co-sponsors of the plan, which would...

  • Cry racism and let slip the dogs of war

    When seven Democratic senators voted with all of the Republicans to reject Debo Adegbile's nomination to serve as head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, Sen. Harry Reid cried racism.

  • Dems turn on Obama nominee; president loses big vote in Senate

    Senate Democrats killed the filibuster for nominations because they wanted to be able to confirm the president's choices for top administration positions even if Republicans were united in opposition. From now on, Democrats ruled, nominations would be confirmed by a simple majority vote. With 55...

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