Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Should the Fed be watching 'House of Cards'? - Yahoo! Singapore ... billion to create 10 million jobs. ... But Republicans oppose higher taxes, and Democrats aren't likely to go ... signed by President Barack ... 05/5/2015 - 6:09 am | View Link
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Republican presidents flunk the economy: 11 reasons why America does ... - Salon ... consider that Barack Obama has created 7.35 million jobs since ... Conservatives oppose policies that ... total, Democrats created 42 ... 05/4/2015 - 10:52 am | View Link
Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen go head-to-head at Rockville ... - Washington Post Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade - Baltimore Sun 05/4/2015 - 9:36 am | View Link
A simple guide to the real differences between the Democratic ... - Washington Post Buffett: I'm going to vote for Hillary - The Hill 05/4/2015 - 8:15 am | View Link
Who doesn’t want $123 billion? Why the trade deal must be done. Trade supports one out of every five U.S. jobs, according ... of how much they distrust Obama or how much money they get from labor unions, any of the 68 Republicans and 29 Democrats in those congressional delegations who oppose giving the president ... 05/28/2015 - 5:55 am | View Link
Dems angry with Obama Thank goodness for traditional Democrats ... Even Obama in 2009, seeking union votes in Ohio, described NAFTA as having been devastating to the working class. He claimed in the Bloomberg News that it had cost 1 million American jobs and led to “entire ... 05/27/2015 - 6:22 pm | View Link
Obama pursues Democrats on trade in test of his clout on Capitol Hill Party leaders on Capitol Hill, even those likely to oppose the legislation, have also helped with the pitch, facilitating regular trade deal briefings for lawmakers by Cabinet officials and others. The case Obama makes to Democrats privately is similar to ... 05/27/2015 - 10:11 am | View Link
Obama victory Senate passes fast track trade bill sends it to House The Senate moved one-step closer to giving President Barack Obama the authority to fast track trade deals ... In the House as the Senate Democrats oppose the fast track trade bill. Speaker Boehner hopes the bill does pass, stating, "The House will take ... 05/26/2015 - 4:31 am | View Link
Booker and Menendez oppose President Obama's trade bill (VIDEO) The bill passed Friday night, 62-37, with just 14 Democrats supporting it ... New Zealand and Vietnam. The Obama administration has touted it as a way to grow the U.S. economy and create jobs, White House statistics show that exports from New Jersey ... 05/23/2015 - 5:56 am | View Link
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More Democrats Are Going Their Own Way, and That’s Away ... President Obama is finding that his biggest difficulties in pushing his agenda in Congress lately are not with Republicans but with members of his own party. 05/24/2015 - 1:25 am | View Website
News Archive | TheHill Liberal groups are insisting that Hillary Clinton take a clear stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact that is a crucial part of President Obama’s ... 05/17/2015 - 6:22 pm | View Website
Democrats Balk At Obama Plan To Cut Funding For Workers ... WASHINGTON -- The rift between President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats over trade policy deepened Wednesday as the administration opposed an ... 04/22/2015 - 5:30 am | View Website
Obama Pushes Back Against Fellow Democrats Who Oppose ... President Obama laid out the case for his expansive trade agenda, pushing back against fellow Democrats who say the Pacific trade pact is a bad deal for American ... 04/21/2015 - 9:02 pm | View Website
Two weeks after the Chicago Bulls were eliminated from the NBA playoffs, the team announced Thursday the firing of head coach Tom Thibodeau.
In a prepared statement, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf provided murky reasons for why Thibodeau, who departs with a stellar record of 255-139 (.647), was fired after leading his team to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
WASHINGTON -- When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendment described by its authors as “pro-Israel.” In doing so, the Senate moved to protect Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories from international sanction -- directly contradicting what has been U.
By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - A U. S. judge on Thursday blasted the Obama administration's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republicans in the U. S. House of Representatives over the implementation of the Democratic president's signature healthcare law. Republicans in the House filed a lawsuit in November, saying administration officials unlawfully bypassed Congress.