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President Barack Obama is set to fight a number of uphill battles in the months ahead, from congressional authorization of force in Syria to funding the government and raising the debt ceiling. Now, some Democrats are asking, does he really want to battle over his pick to lead the Federal Reserve, too?
A bipartisan group of senators said Thursday that President Barack Obama and the State Department should not again delay a decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The administration will hold a 6 p.m. call Thursday to brief Congressional leadership and relevant committee leaders on Syria, multiple sources confirmed.
Senate leaders Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have not yet weighed in on whether they believe Congress should have to debate and authorize military action in Syria before President Barack Obama can move forward with it.
Republicans David Vitter of Louisiana and Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming introduced legislation Tuesday that would make members, political appointees, the president and the vice president pay out of pocket for the full cost of their health care through exchanges set up by Obamacare.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is using his perch as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to carve out a niche for himself as a go-to congressional voice on the crisis in Syria.
President Barack Obama is still reviewing options “not limited to the use of force” to respond to “a clear violation of international norms” in Syria, but he is not currently contemplating regime change, his top spokesman said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama is “perilously close” to impeachment, Sen. Tom Coburn told a town hall crowd this week.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanding a briefing from administration officials on the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance programs.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., thinks that Major League Baseball should lift its lifetime ban on Pete Rose and induct him into the Hall of Fame.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced Monday that Adam Gadahn — an American-born al-Qaida operative — should be treated as an enemy combatant and should killed or captured by U.S. forces, if necessary.
How do you like them halibut? I guess OK, says Domino’s CEO J. Patrick Doyle, to Sen. Mark Begich, who called out the pizza magnate after an ad went after the famous Alaskan fish.
The most interesting politicians on Twitter are the ones who show the most personality, which certainly creates heartburn for their press staffers but sometimes delivers amusing glimpses into their lives.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold another hearing to investigate domestic surveillance, Chairman Patrick J. Leahy announced Friday after a leaked audit revealed that the National Security Agency violated privacy rules protecting American citizens’ private communications nearly 2,800 times in a one-year period.
LEWISBURG, W.Va. — “We try not to talk about it too much. We try to have fun here,” a shopkeeper told Joe Manchin III when he asked her what she thinks of Washington.
Yo Domino’s. If you’re going to insult a fish while trying to put together a clever ad campaign, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, would prefer you not pick on halibut.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told a crowd at a health care forum in Kentucky on Tuesday that while he does not like the president’s health care law, shutting down the government over funding it “will not stop” it from existing.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., released an open letter to embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner on Friday, calling for his immediate resignation because of accusations of sexual impropriety that the senator said “have shaken me to my core.”
Sen. Ted Cruz pushed back today against Sen. Richard J. Durbin’s inquiry on “Stand Your Ground” laws, saying his letters to 300 corporations asking for their positions on the policy in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s shooting death was an “inappropriate government intrusion.”
In preparation for a previously announced hearing on controversial “stand your ground” laws announced after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., sent letters to more than 300 possible corporate backers of the American Legislative Exchange Council, requesting their position of such policies in states across the country.
For as little as Congress did in the days leading up to recess, lawmakers certainly are planning a packed time at home, hustling from issue summits to town halls, photo ops and state fairs.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., is using his new perch as chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to increase transparency of the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance programs, including the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records.
At least it wasn’t one of their colleagues on a spit.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., succeeded in mustering the votes to kill a spending bill Thursday, drawing sharp rebukes from Democrats.