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    Harry Reid goes nuclear, Senate changes filibuster rules for some nominees

    Frustrated by what he considers Republican obstruction, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Thursday brought a vote to implement the so-called "nuclear option" to alter chamber rules to restrict the filibuster of judicial and executive b...

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

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    Third time not the charm: Senate GOP rejects another Obama judicial nominee

    Senate Republicans on Monday stymied President Barack Obama’s latest judicial nominee, leaving one of the nation’s top appellate courts shorthanded and escalating the endless confirmation war.

    Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

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    Social Security benefits may be on table in budget talks

    With congressional budget negotiations moving behind closed doors, one item apparently on the table is changing the way cost-of-living adjustments are calculated for seniors, veterans and other recipients of government benefits.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6:04 PM

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    Only 25% of new health care enrollees signed up on federal website

    Just one in four people nationwide who’ve enrolled in health coverage on the new insurance marketplaces have done so through the troubled HealthCare.gov website – even though the site serves 36 states.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 4:22 PM

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    Can a tea party senator make deals with Democrats and survive?

    While fellow Republicans such as Ted Cruz, of Texas, and Rand Paul, of Kentucky, blaze political trails – and possible presidential runs – as uncompromising conservative firebrands, Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick Toomey is carving out a r...

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

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    CBO's Elmendorf warns of 'headwinds' to economic recovery

    The director of the Congressional Budget Office told a House-Senate budget conference committee Wednesday that uncertainty over fiscal policy is hampering the nation's economic recovery. Douglas Elmendorf, the CBO's director, reaffirme...

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM

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    Senate votes to ban workplace bias due to sexual orientation

    The Senate approved a long-stalled, landmark bill Thursday that would ban workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, reflecting the nation’s fast-changing public and political attitudes toward gay righ...

    Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 5:01 PM

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    ENDA awaits final Senate vote

    The Senate was poised Thursday to vote on final passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that bars workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill squeaked through a dramatic 61-30 Senat...

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

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    Senate moving toward bill to ban workplace bias against gays

    A long-stalled bill banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is likely to pass the Senate as early as this week, a sign of the fast-changing political landscape for gay rights.

    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 6:46 PM

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    ENDA set to clear Senate hurdle

    A bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is poised to clear a 60-vote Senate test Monday. Senator are scheduled to hold a cloture vote - a procedural move to end debate - on the Employment Non-Disc...

    Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

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