“While we’re on the subject of nominations…”
Senior Hill aides describe Harry Reid’s strategy.
Maybe this is not the best policy.
Things got personal for the Majority Leader during a speech about gun violence prevention.
He couldn’t afford a forced pay cut. So now he wants to go back to war.
Hey, senators: 2002 is calling, and it wants its web designers back.
“There’s going to be a constituent backlash against this thing soon,” Rep. Steve King warns. Citizenship is only one of many landmines in the way of reform.
Shifting political landscape in the Senate and successful messaging by House Republicans combine to force first likely budget in years. Sorry, #nobudgetnopay
Civility has returned to Washington.
Private talks, public chaos. This may be the worst Congress of the modern era, but they do know how to drag a fight out as long as humanly possible.
Urges Senate leaders to strike a deal. Hill leaders indicate sequester, debt ceiling likely to be excluded from final agreement.
Fiscal cliff negotiations make a last stand. But the path to a deal remains treacherous.
“The Senate must first act,” House leaders insist. But Democrats “are still waiting for Republicans.”
With actual little movement toward a resolution, the war of words is heating up.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was in the spotlight all year long. Will it ever be as cool to be a Mormon as it was in 2012?
The Democrat Senate Majority Leader gave a speech touting his love of gun rights featuring Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre. Reid opposed renewing the assault weapon ban in 2004.
Republicans offer tax hikes for income of more than $1 million, which some Democrats used to support. But that was just “a plan to smoke out the Republicans’ true position,” Pelosi says.
Eleven Senate Democrats have expressed support for raising rates on millionaires over the last two years. Majority Leader Harry Reid insists it can’t pass the chamber.
“It appears the Senate will be coming back the day after Christmas,” Reid says. Vows to deal with Sandy relief, fiscal cliff.
The director and stars of “Lincoln” will participate in a Q-&-A with senators after the film. An “opportunity to gather and reflect” for lawmakers.
John Boehner is Rex Ryan, Harry Reid says.
Although marriage equality advocates have found recent success, anti-LGBT job bias measures have been stalled in Congress and at the White House.
A “generational fight” in the Senate between Old Bulls and impatient liberals. Changes will “establish a precedent in the Senate … that our Democratic colleagues will have to endure,” warns McConnell.
Negotiations are back on. If they were ever actually off.
Little progress has been made in negotiations so far, as both sides seem content to play chicken for now.
Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell traded barbs today over changes to the filibuster rule, but in 2005 Democrats attacked the so called “nuclear option,” a change to prohibit the filibustering of judicial nominees, charging that it would decimate Senate traditions.