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The second-ranking Senate Democrat said Sunday that extending unemployment benefits won't necessarily be a sticking point for his party in budget negotiations, though he hopes they are included.
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2 hrs ago | Westport News
In the five years since Congress imposed a 2015 deadline for all railroads to implement new safety systems to prevent collisions and derailments like the one that killed four people in the Bronx last week, Metro-North Railroad and its parent agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, have been slow to embrace the technology and have led ... (more)
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Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama's nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.
Connecticut U.S. senators are stepping up pressure on Metro-North Railroad to revamp safety systems after federal transportation regulators ordered the commuter train operator to take emergency measures in the wake of a derailment that killed four people in the Bronx this week.
This Dec. 3, 2013 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaving a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
This Nov. 4, 2010 file photo shows Phil Schiliro, then-assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, listening as President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters after meeting with his staff and Cabinet members in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington.
Voters in the 5th Congressional District are heading to the polls this week to decide the latest in a string of special elections in Massachusetts.
New Hampshire's elected officials will join the state's military leaders to welcome home a medevac unit that recently returned from Afghanistan.
Reps. Doris Matsui and Ami Bera are both Democrats, represent parts of California's Sacramento Valley and vote pretty much the same way on most issues.
The Idaho Democrats' choice to run for governor was listed as a Republican five years ago.
South Florida U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia is joining a 24-hour congressional fast relay in solidarity with a group of immigration activists on the National Mall.
A liberal group is jumping on former Sen. Scott Brown, who's flirting with a Senate bid in New Hampshire, for making a slight political fumble Thursday night when he mixed up the New England state he was visiting.
Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are the aggressors in the culture war? In the conventional narrative of American politics, conservatives are obsessed with social issues.
From left, Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Den. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, are intercepted by reporters after negations on the Farm Bill wrapped up on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec.
With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs.