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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Graham: GOP In ‘Death Spiral'; Will Fail in 2016 Without Immigration

Republicans are ‘in a demographic death spiral’ and will fail in their effort to win the presidency if the party blocks an immigration overhaul, a leading GOP senator said Sunday.

06/16/2013

File photo of recently confirmed Secretary of Energy nominee Ernest Moniz. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Physicist Moniz As Energy Chief

Physicist Ernest Moniz won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the nation’s new energy secretary.

05/16/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that "time was not on our side" and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Praise, Levity Greet Hagel In Senate Return

Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday.

04/17/2013

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Source: Immigration Bill Could Exclude Many

A bipartisan immigration bill soon to be introduced in the Senate could exclude hundreds of thousands of immigrants here illegally from ever becoming U.S. citizens, according to a Senate aide with knowledge of the proposals.

04/12/2013

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Senate Background Check Debate Starts Next Week

The first hurdle cleared with deceptive ease, the Senate turns to the heart of the battle over curbing gun violence next week when it considers a proposal to expand required federal background checks to gun shows and online firearms sales.

04/12/2013

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Obama Sequester Warning: Carriers Will Sit Idle When They Should Deploy to Persian Gulf

President Barack Obama is arguing that looming government-wide spending cuts could idle military resources like naval aircraft carriers, while Republicans are criticizing the president for taking his arguments outside Washington instead of staying to work out a plan before Friday’s deadline.

02/26/2013

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Collins Says She’ll Oppose Hagel Confirmation

A moderate Republican senator said Wednesday she’ll oppose the confirmation of Chuck Hagel to become President Barack Obama’s secretary of defense, while other GOP senators signaled they may delay a floor vote on the nomination unless the White House provides more information about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

02/13/2013

File photo of U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue. (credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

US Chamber Makes Immigration Overhaul Top Priority

The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Thursday that the “door to the American dream must always remain open” as he announced a broad coalition of business, labor, faith organizations, law enforcement and ethnic groups intent on overhauling the nation’s immigration system.

01/10/2013

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Palin: Racist, Sexist Claims Distract From Susan Rice Competency

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ridiculed media discussion of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s handling of the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, saying it should have nothing to do with racism or sexism.

12/03/2012

Conservative anti-tax activist Grover Norquist compared President Obama's tax theories to "pink unicorn" fantasies, in an interview with NPR.  (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Norquist: Obama Placing ‘Left-Wing Fantasies’ Above American Families

Founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, dismissed discussion of GOP defections from his “no new taxes” pledge, and President Obama’s tax theories, as pure fantasy.

11/28/2012

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